Proxima B

Every time I view the night sky, there is always one question lingering in my mind.

Are we truly alone in this universe?

They say there are more stars in the galaxy than grains of sand on earth. There are more galaxies in the universe than grains of sand on the earth. Somewhere, far out there, I imagine an alien lying on a bench in the middle of the park, looking up at the sky and thinking , “ Are we alone in this universe?”

Many say that life is rare in the universe. That the earth is special. The blue-green jewel of the Milky Way. Or is it?

This week astronomers confirmed the existence of a planet in the habitable zone orbiting Proxima Centauri. Dubbed Proxima B, this planet is believed to have an atmosphere and the required conditions for life to evolve.

We’ve been searching the deep,vast cosmos in the universe for a sign that we’re not alone. And it turns out it could be right next door.

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