Despite all we hear. Understandably, a topic of disappointment for space adventure buffs but anyhow…
Astronomers have recently found there are two ‘Earth-like’ rocky planets around Proxima Centauri, one within the ‘habitable zone’ where any water could be in liquid form,” said Andrew Zic from the University of Sydney.
“But given Proxima Centauri is a cool, small red-dwarf star, it means this habitable zone is very close to the star; much closer in than Mercury is to our Sun.”
That would mean those planets would be “sterilised” by dangerous ionising radiation that came from their Sun.Andrew Griffin, “Scientists Make Major Breakthrough in Search for Aliens – and its First Discovery is A Disappointment” at The Independent
Well, we may as well keep looking. Jobs for astronomers. And there are lots of exoplanets out there.
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