Tag: Proxima Centauri

Extraterrestrial Signal Kept Secret By Russia Sparks SETI Probe

A mysterious extraterrestrial signal emanating from an ancient solar system kept secret by Russia has sparked an investigation by the SETI Institute into the possibility it was sent by super-intelligent life forms.

Proxima b: Second Habitable Earth Discovered Near Proxima Centauri

Though Proxima b has a much closer orbit to Proxima Centauri than Mercury does to our Sun, its star is much fainter, therefore, this new world lies “well within the habitable zone around the star and has an estimated surface temperature that would allow the presence of liquid water.”