Proxima Centauri: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Existence of Earth like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri confirmed

Published: May 31, 2020

On May 30, 2020, the international team of scientists confirmed the existence of the planet that is of the size of the earth. The planet is revolving Proxima Centauri star in the Alpha Centauri star system. Highlights The planet has the mass of 1.17 times as that of the earth. The mass of the planet ..

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Proxima Centauri may host planetary system: Study

Published: November 7, 2017

Scientists have detected dust belts around Proxima Centauri, a finding that indicates presence of elaborate planetary system hosted by closest star to solar system. These new observations were made by Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) observatory in Chile. Key Facts The new observations reveal emission from clouds of cold cosmic dust surrounding star. It revealed ..

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Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion on Proxima Centauri

Published: July 21, 2017

India’s first dedicated space observatory AstroSat along with other space and earth-based observatories have detected a massive coronal explosion on Proxima Centauri, sun’s closest star neighbour. The explosion was detected as part of joint multi-wavelength simultaneous observational campaign undertaken by three space-based observatories, Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble Space Telescope and the ground-based High Accuracy Radial ..

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