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Villanova Astronomers Part of Team Studying Potential for Life on Newly Discovered Planet Found Orbiting Our Solar System’s Nearest Star

Villanova Astronomers Part of Team Studying Potential for Life on Newly Discovered Planet Found Orbiting Our Solar System’s Nearest Star

Two Villanova University astronomers are part of an international team that has been studying the potential habitability of Proxima b, a newly discovered “Earth-size” planet orbiting in the liquid water habitable zone of the red dwarf star—Proxima Centauri. The initial findings of professors Edward F. Guinan, PhD, and Scott G. Engle, PhD, and their European colleagues’ study shows that although the present data indicate a wide range of possibilities, the planet could have water and possibly oceans that could make it habitable and suitable for life.

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