The hunt for Proxima b – how we found a planet around the nearest star
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The hunt for Proxima b – how we found a planet around the nearest star

The hunt for Proxima b – how we found a planet around the nearest star

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The Idea Store, Canary Wharf

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In August this year, a team of astronomers led by Dr Guillem Anglada Escudé of the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London discovered an Earth-mass planet in orbit around Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun.

Come and hear Dr Anglada Escudé describe the cutting-edge science that led to this momentous discovery, and the prospects for future searches and even more exciting discoveries.

All are welcome — the talk will be aimed at a non-specialist audience.

(Artist's impression of Proxima b: ESO/M.Kornmesser)

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