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A team of researchers studying the nearest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, has found possible evidence of a second planet in its system. Team members Fabio Del Sordo with the University of Crete and Mario Damasso with the Observatory of Turin gave a presentation of their findings at this year's Breakthrough Discuss conference held at the University of California, Berkeley campus.
Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf, was first observed by Robert Innes back in 1915. It is located approximately 4.2 light years away, making it the closest star to our solar system. Three years ago, a team at the European Southern Observatory discovered a planet orbiting the star, which was promptly named Proxima Centauri b. In this new effort, the researchers reported that they had found evidence suggesting that there might be another planet orbiting Proxima Centauri.
Proxima - Centauri - B - Wobbling - Host
Proxima Centauri b was identified by the slight wobbling of its host star. Del Sordo and Damasso reported that they have been studying data received by HARPS, a telescope at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. They further reported...
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