Scientists believe that the new planet "super-Earth" – six times larger than our own – maybe revolves around the nearest star to our sun – but it would be too cold for the existence of life
- Astronomers say they could have discovered the Second Planet around Proxima Centauri, the nearest neighbor of our solar system
- The existence of the planet remains unconfirmed, at present
- Named Proxima c, it will be the so-called super-Earth
- His 1900-day orbit is also faster for all this is a cold, inhospitable place
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Scientists believe they discovered a new planet that revolves around a star that is closest to our sun.
It is possible that two planets can rotate around a small red dwarf called Proxima Centauri, which is 4.24 light years away.
"We are pleased to show you, for the first time, that for us the new planet candidate for Proxima, which we call Proxima c, is for us," Mario Damasso from Italy called the Turin Observatory during the 2019 Breakthrough Discuss conference
This artist's impression of the planet Proxima b, revolving around the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, is the closest star to our solar system. However, it is now believed that the second planet, Proxima c, is also in orbit around Proxima Centauri
already knew about the first planet , Proxima Centauri b (blue orbit), but I think that the second planet rotates around the star and is called ARE Proxima Centauri c (Red Orbit)
"This is the only candidate," says Damasso. – It is very important to emphasize. If there is a planet that rotates around the star, it will be at least six times larger than the Earth – giving it the name of the super-Earth.
Her orbit will take about 1900 days to complete the loop around the star, which also means that the average surface temperature of the planet will be too cold for the flow of liquid water.
Three years ago, scientists were able to uncover the first known planet rotating around the proxima of Centaurus.
The diagram of stellar systems closest to the Sun. Two exoplanets can rotate around the nearby star of the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, which is at a distance of 4.24 light years. It would not be in the living area where the water is liquid
An orbital plot of Proxima Centauri shows its position on the Alpha Centauri during the next millenia (graduation in thousands) years. The large number of background stars is due to the fact that the Proxima Cen is very close to the Milky Way's plane.
They described how the planet, called Proxima Centauri b, was 1.3 times larger than Earth's size and may be warm enough to live.
Scientists have only noticed this new, second planet after having looked at the data collected from the first discovery.
The information used to detect Proxima b has been processed in a slightly different way. Further new measurements were also added within a year and a half.
This gave the team about 17 years of data on the star of Proxima Centauri and noticed that it could be the second planet in
This impression of the artist shows the planet Proxima, rotating around the star of the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the solar system. The existence of the second planet remains unconfirmed at present
"This detection is a very difficult task," said Fabio Del Sordo of the University of Crete, National Geographic. "We asked myself many times if this is a real planet. But it is confident that even if this planet is a lock in the air, we must continue to work to ensure that even more powerful foundations are backed up by it.
Scientists plan to continue to collect star data and continue to study the star and its intergalactic environment.
They believe that if future telescopes develop and become even more powerful, then it will soon be possible to fully see the planet. months and years, "said Rene Heller of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research at the Breakthrough Discussion conference.