proxima b

Extinction-level solar flares could be torching the nearest Earth-like planet
Dec 12, 2016

While we keep trying to crack the science behind a warp drive, would-be space explorers are mapping out potential planets we might like to explore. Well, it looks like the closest one might be torched long before we could ever make it.

Why it took astronomers until now to find Proxima b, that planet just around the corner
Aug 26, 2016

Humanity has been identifying planets outside our solar system for a long time, so how on Earth (no pun intended) did we miss the closest potential planet orbiting our closest star?