Surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri
An artist’s impression showing the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system. The double star Alpha Centauri AB appears to the upper right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is slightly more massive than Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri.(Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 21, 2020)
Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International)
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