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It’s official by now: A Second Earth had been discovered just next door (video)

The presence of a SECOND Earth in the Proxima Centauri System has been confirmed by researchers. It’s thought that the sun, like Earth, has oceans and may be home to alien life. Thousands of exoplanets have been found in the universe, but none compare to Proxima B. Proxima B, as it’s been dubbed, has a lot of potential: it’s most likely rocky, a little more massive than our own world, and it’s in an area around its star where liquid water might remain on its surface.

THE EXPERTS IN RESEARCH

They say they have found a planet in the Proxima Centauri constellation, one of the nearest stars to Earth, that could contain liquid water and possibly alien life.

The planet, known as Proxima B, is estimated to be around 1.3 times the size of Earth and to have the optimum temperature on its surface for water to remain in a liquid state. Proxima B is four light-years from Earth, or more than 25 trillion miles, which ensures that in order to reach the world in the distant future, future generations will need to invent a super-fast spacecraft capable of traveling to the Next Centauri System.

If the world turned out to be “a SECOND Earth,” it may be one of the most promising locations for human exploration in the future. The temperature on the planet’s atmosphere, according to scientists, may be somewhere between -90 and 30 degrees Celsius.

PROXIMA B

According to the researchers, Proxima B could be the best chance we’ve had to find DIRECT evidence of alien lifeforms outside our solar system.

The world, dubbed “a second Earth” by others, is situated at an optimal distance from its host star for liquid water to exist, implying that life as we know it is very likely to exist.

Proxima B is the nearest exoplanet we’ve found, and astronomers believe a trip to the planet to check for evidence of existence might be feasible in our lifetimes. The gap between our world and Proxima B may seem insurmountable, but it is actually much shorter than the distance between most candidates for life on the host. As a result, Proxima B could be the first interstellar destination in the future.