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This artists impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri (AAP/European Southern Observatory via AP)

Scientists have discovered a planet orbiting the star Proxima Centauri which is the closest star to our own Sun at around 4.5 light years. This planet which is being called 'Proxima B' could allegedly be an Earth like rocky planet and be in its star's 'habitable zone'. We spoke to Astrobiologist DR Aditya Chopra to know more.

By
Pallavi Jain
Published on
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 19:36
File size
3.3 MB
Duration
7 min 14 sec