Howdy, Proxima Possibly Earth-Like Planet
Scientist have announced that they have recently found a potentially habitable planet PROXIMA B aka Earth Like Planet. It is 4.2 light years or 25 trillion miles away from us. Astronomers from European Southern Observatory where the first person to find this Planet.
This rock surfaced earth like planet has a suitable surface temperature that assists the presence of liquid water. It also has all the potential to support life system.
Earth Like Planet ‘Brother From Another Mother’
A) The distance between Earth and Proxima B is 7 million kilometers.
B) The age of Proxima Centauri is 4.85 billion years while our Sun’s is 4.6 billion years.
C) It will take around 1,65,000 years to reach the Alpha Centauri Star System via the space shuttle.
According to Discovery, 1,65,000 years can be reduced and it is possible because of Stephen Hawking’s $100 million project Breakthrough Starshot. The project helps humans explore Proxima Centauri and other close solar system using nanocraft.
Proxima cannot be seen through naked eyes, but being located in the constellation Centaurus, which is visible from all the southern Hemisphere.