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A second planet might orbit the closest star to the sun, and astronomers think it's a super-Earth

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Lorenzo Santinelli
Proxima Centauri , the closest star to the sun, might have a second planet in its orbit, according to a new study.
Astronomers think the planet, called Proxima c, is a super-Earth that formed far from the icy region where scientists think such worlds are born.
But Proxima c might not exist at all. The researchers are looking for more clues in photos and waiting for additional data from space telescopes .
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