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Proxima Centauri B

Presenter: Guillem Anglada-Escude, Queen Mary Univiersity of London
When: May 2, 2017 3PM PDT

In August 2016 a planet was discovered orbiting the closest star to the sun, Proxima Centauri. Not only is the planet, Proxima Centauri b, the closest exoplanet, it is also likely to have a similar mass as Earth, and receive about as much starlight as Earth. These features raise the possibility that the planet may host life. Join Dr. Anglada-Escudé today to learn more about the work he and his team are carrying out!

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