Subtle shifts in the motion of the nearby star Proxima Centauri suggest that it may host not one but two alien worlds.
Not just one, but two planets might be orbiting the nearest star to our sun, a small red dwarf called Proxima Centauri that’s about 4.24 light-years away.
“We are pleased to show you, for the first time, what is for us a new candidate planet around Proxima that we call Proxima c,” Mario Damasso of Italy’s Observatory of Turin announced on April 12 during the 2019 Breakthrough Discuss conference.
“It is only a candidate,” he says. “This is very important to underline.”