It's Official: Earth-Like Planet Found In Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star Proxima Centauri
Astronomers just discovered the closest possible Earth-like planet outside our Solar System. It orbits our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri. The planet is warm enough for liquid water, is almost certainly rocky and terrestrial, and could even have an atmosphere. At just 4.2 light years away, scientists are even wondering if this may be the closest home for life outside our Solar System.