Proxima Centauri

Earth’s Closest Exoplanet Gets Slammed with Gigantic Stellar Flare
February 27, 2018
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Earth’s Closest Exoplanet Gets Slammed with Gigantic Stellar Flare

Astronomers yesterday announced the discovery of a colossal stellar flare. It erupted from the Proxima b’s host star, Proxima Centauri. Two powerful solar flares erupted in two minutes. The second one was 10 times brighter than any known flare from Earth’s sun. Thus, increasing Proxima Centauri’s brightness by 1,000 times...

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Many Other Planets may Surround Proxima Centauri – Closest Star to the Sun
November 07, 2017
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Many Other Planets may Surround Proxima Centauri – Closest Star to the Sun

Until now, we have known about only one planet orbiting Proxima Centauri. However, the nearest alien planet to Earth may have siblings. Scientists find dust cloud around Proxima Centauri and believe there may be more planets orbiting the star. So, astronomers are now searching whether Proxima Centauri may host an entire...

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Proxima Centauri With Its Possibly Habitable Planet Are Closest To Earth
May 26, 2017
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Proxima Centauri With Its Possibly Habitable Planet Are Closest To Earth

Proxima Centauri, differently called Alpha Centauri C is a red dwarf, a small low-mass star, about 4.2 light-years from the Sun in the constellation of Centaurus. This star is the nearest one to the sun, but as it is so small and dim we cannot see it with the naked eye. The Scottish astronomer Robert Innes, the Director of...

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