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Proxima Centauri b, Artist Concept

Proxima Centauri b, Artist Concept Stock Photo

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Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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4650 x 3020 px | 39.4 x 25.6 cm | 15.5 x 10.1 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

24 August 2016

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

Artist’s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface.

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