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Everything you need to know about Proxima b, the Earth-like planet within our reach

Image: ESO/M. Kornmesser/Handout via Reuters

Alice Hazelton

Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum

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The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System, is seen in an undated artist's impression released by the European Southern Observatory August 24, 2016
Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri. Image: ESO/M. Kornmesser/Handout via Reuters
 A view of the southern skies over the European Southern Observatory (ESO) 3.6-metre (11.8 foot) telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile with images of the stars Proxima Centauri (lower-right) and the double star Alpha Centauri AB (lower-left) from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope as seen in an undated image released by the European Southern Observatory August 24, 2016
A view of the southern skies over the European Southern Observatory. Image: Y. Beletsky/LCO/ESO/ESA/NASA/M. Zamani
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