Astronomers announce discovery of new, earth-like planet: proxima b

  • On August 2017, this happened...

Researchers discover a new planet orbiting our neighbour star, Proxima Centauri, named Proxima b. Proxima b is a rocky planet with a surface that has the potential to sustain life and liquid water. Since it is only 4.2 light-years away from our solar system, researchers are optimistic about future robotic explorations. 
With an estimated temperature around 86-104 degrees Fahrenheit, Proxima b would provide an environment suitable for liquid water to exist without evaporating.