Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. This rocky world is a little more massive than the Earth and is the closest exoplanet to us — and it may also be the closest possible abode for life outside the Solar System. Link to scientific paper Your name Note: Your commit will be vetted before it is merged into the public version. It is crucial that you include a link to a scientific publication. For more information on the meaning of the different datafields see the readme file in the Open Exoplanet Catalogue repository on github.