Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Confirmed Around Nearest Star!

Reported by Universe Today

For years, astronomers have been observing Proxima Centauri, hoping to see if this red dwarf has a planet or system of planets around it. As the closest stellar neighbor to our Solar System, a planet here would also be our closest planetary neighbor, whic...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:59:57 +0000

Experience the Glorious Night Sky Over Yellowstone National Park

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Tomorrow, August 25, 2016, the US National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, and the NPS has been celebrating all year with their "Find Your Park" promotion. But the first national park, Yellowstone National Park, was created 144 years ago. Y...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:38:09 +0000

Tales of Two Asteroid Occultations: Io, Nemausa Cast Shadows Over North America

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Up for a challenge? Over the next two weekends, two asteroid occultations pass over North America. These are both occulting (passing in front of) +7th magnitude stars, easy targets for even binoculars or a small telescope. These events both have a pro...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:00:39 +0000

How We Could Visit the Possibly Earth-Like Planet Proxima b

Reported by Space.com

A potentially Earth-like planet has been discovered orbiting a star located right next door to the sun. Should humanity try to send a probe there as soon as possible? ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:43:00 EDT

Aliens Next Door: Does Proxima b Host Life?

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Astronomers discovered the closest alien planet to Earth: Proxima b, a terrestrial world just over 4 light-years away. But it's not clear if life exists there, or if scientists will be able to find it. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:22:00 EDT

New Planet 2016: Complete Coverage of Proxima b's Discovery

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See our complete coverage of planet Proxima b. This Earth-sized alien world, discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri, may be able to host life....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:10:00 EDT

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