Discovery of a Planet around our Nearest Star: Proxima b

Dr Guillem Anglada gives the first remote Cool Worlds video to explain the very special discovery announced today by his team – a planet orbiting our nearest star. Dr Guillem Anglada walks you through the journey of discovery and what this detection means to him. Make sure you check out the Pale Red Project website below!

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► Pale Red Project:
► Anglada-Escude et al. (2016), “A terrestrial planet candidate in a temperate orbit around Proxima Centauri”:
► Outro music by Taylor Davis:

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Astronomy, exoplanets, astroengineering, the search for extraterrestrial life & intelligence, futurism and interstellar travel.

The Cool Worlds Lab (, based at the Department of Astronomy, Columbia University, is a team of astronomers seeking to discover and understand alien worlds, particularly those where temperatures are cool enough for life, led by Professor David Kipping. Content is primarily written, produced and presented by David Kipping, but regularly features his students and visitors as guest presenters.

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