Tag: European Southern Observatory

  • Now Humanity Feels the Tug of Proxima b, Too

    Proxima Centauri header on Frontier Channel, background image by ESA/Hubble

    It’s good to be skeptical, but it’s also nice to see rumors confirmed by real and exciting  announcements: the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced today the detection of an exoplanet orbiting the nearby star Proxima Centauri. At a minimum mass 1.3 times that of the Earth’s, Proxima b might be a rocky world. With an orbit of 11.2…