Proxima b wasn’t discovered overnight.
The closest exoplanet to Earth in the universe – announced Wednesday – is validation for the hard work scientists have been doing for years to find another planet as habitable as our own.
Mission Centaur – which also focuses on the star system Alpha Centauri is a new project and a non-profit space mission hoping to launch their space telescope next year.
‘We’re super excited about the news about [Proxima b]’ co-director Brett Marty told AlterNet – predominantly because it should increase exposure for similar missions.
In making the film Marty’s team traveled to Chile and spent a week in the Atacama Desert capturing time lapses of the night sky.
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