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Earth-like planet around Sun's neighbour

An Earth-mass planet has been discovered in orbit around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Sun. The planet orbits at a distance from the star such that liquid water and potentially life could exist on its surface. See Letter p.437

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Figure 1: Artist's impression of the exoplanet Proxima Centauri b.

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Hatzes, A. Earth-like planet around Sun's neighbour. Nature 536, 408–409 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/536408a

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