Earth-like planet detected orbiting nearby star

A group of scientists, led by Guillem Anglada-Escud√© at Queen Mary University in London, have detected what they believe is the nearest terrestrial planet to our Solar System.¬† Using the radial velocity technique, aided by instruments at the European Southern Observatory, astronomers have produced a lightcurve of a nearby variable star. The red dwarf, Proxima … Continue reading Earth-like planet detected orbiting nearby star