DAVID A. HARDY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID A. HARDY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Proxima Centauri planet. Artwork of the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri (orange) seen from the surface of a hypothetical nearby planet. Proxima Centauri, which lies in the constellation Centaurus, is the nearest star to our Solar System. It lies around 4.3 light years away from Earth. Red dwarf stars are thought to be the most common stars in the universe.
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