Confirmed! Scientists Spot Potential Earth-Like Planet Around Proxima Centauri, Our Nearest Neighbor

After decades of searching the cosmos for possible Earth-like planets, astronomers have now confirmed the existence of a possible habitable world orbiting the star nearest to us in the universe.

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced Wednesday that they’ve observed a rocky Earth-like planet in the goldilocks habitable zone around nearby Proxima Centauri, astronomer Ansgar Reiners told CNN.

“The good news is that it is so close. It is not only nice for having it in our neighborhood, but it’s a dream come true for astronomers if we think about follow-up observation.”