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The Earth Next Door

The Earth Next Door

Astronomers find an exoplanet that could be habitable—and it’s as close to us as it could possibly be

21 minutes ago — Lee Billings

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The Future of Humanity

The Future of Humanity

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An Earth-Like Exoplanet Orbits Our Nearest Neighbor

An Earth-Like Exoplanet Orbits Our Nearest Neighbor

The red dwarf star Proxima Centauri is home to a newly discovered exoplanet, which may look a lot like Earth. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on August 24, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.  

August 24, 2016


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