Russian billionaire Yuri Milner & World-renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking teamed up in a $100 million space initiative to develop a spacecraft that would send probes to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth.
A little exoplanet living in a neighboring star system has caused a very big stir among scientists. It may be too hot for life to survive on its surface, but the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B has ignited hope that the star — one of two that orbit one another as a binary pair — could play host to a whole system of rocky worlds. But before we plan a trip to Alpha Centauri star system, what we need to know about this earth-sized world. Here is an astronomy guide for Alpha Centauri Bb.
European’s astronomers have announced the discovery of a planet having the same size as the Earth orbiting in the Alpha Centauris solar system, the nearest “neighbor” star to our planet.