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Astronomy News

Astronomers Discover Rocky Planet Orbiting Nearest Star, Proxima Centauri

An international team of astronomers including Michael Endl of The University of Texas at Austin have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun. The long-sought new world, called Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. This rocky world is a little more massive than Earth and is the closest known exoplanet to us — and may be the closest possible abode for life outside our solar system. The research will be published in the journal Nature on Aug 25.

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Next meeting

Come join us this Wednesday for our Undergraduate Panel to learn about life as an astronomy student at UT!

When: Wednesday October 26th, 2016

Where: RLM 15.216B

Time: 5:30 PM