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Goldilocks planet orbiting a nearby star might be just right for exploration

Astronomers have discovered a new planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri; the informally named Proxima b is a bright candidate for exploration in the future.  It would take unmanned probes until the end of the century to reach the planet, but its size, location, and makeup are all promising.

Source: From The Associated Press

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