ESO's newly discovered 'Earth-like' planet! August 25 2016

Cannot wait to learn more about ESO's newly discovered 'Earth-Like' planet! 

 

"A newly discovered, roughly Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star might be habitable, according to a team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory's 3.6-meter telescope at La Silla, Chile, along with other telescopes around the world.

 The exoplanet is at a distance from its star that allows temperatures mild enough for liquid water to pool on its surface.

The new planet circles Proxima Centauri, the smallest member of a triple star system known to science fiction fans everywhere as Alpha Centauri. Just over 4 light-years away, Proxima is the closest star to Earth, besides our own sun." -NASA Elizabeth Landau