August 28, 2016 Have you heard about the possibly habitable planet orbiting around the star nearest to us (other than the Sun, of course), Proxima Centauri? LCA Board Chair, Dr. Vince Gutschick, wrote up a lot of interesting science behind this idea;  Budding scientists (and established ones) may find it intriguing!

Here are two versions, short and long.  A number of links in the short version go to an old website; please see the long version for them.

The image below came from Wired. It is, of course, an artist’s impression – none of us will ever see it in person.

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