Death Cab for Cutie

This artist’s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface.

There’s an Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri. Ben Gibbard wrote a song about it.

Astronomers are constantly scanning the observable universe for stars with planetary systems. Most of the planets they find are totally uninhabitable. They’re too close to or too far from their sun. They’re too

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