A recent discovery has been made about a new planet that is just like Earth and could inhibit life. This planet has been given the name of Proxima Centauri, and for the orbit of this planet around its own star takes around 11.2 days! However, there are some things that make life uninhabitable for many species and that is the surface temperature of the planet is around 5,000 degrees Celsius. The planet hosts a variety of solar flares which also make life somewhat impossible. Although this planet also may have plants that photosynthesize, and if life has taken shelter underground they might be able to survive.
Crockett, Christopher. "Sun's Nearest Stellar Neighbor May Have Earth-like Planet." Science News for Students. Science News, 24 Aug. 2016. Web. 23 Sept. 2016.
Author: Rohit Veerapaneni
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