Blow for hopes of life on Proxima-b as NASA study reveals its atmosphere may have been stripped away



Proxima b, an Earth-size planet right outside our solar system in the habitable zone of its star, may not be able to keep a grip on its atmosphere, a new study has found.
Experts found Earth's atmosphere wouldn't survive in close proximity to the violent red dwarf that Proxima b orbits.
This would leave the surface exposed to harmful stellar radiation, dramatically reducing its potential for habitability.
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1 August 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 55
Source: Daily Mail
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