Proxima Centauri B

Located slightly over 4 light-years away from Earth, Proxima Centauri B, our closest neighboring world, bears many characteristics that suggest it might offer ideal conditions to support life. The exoplanet, also referred to as Proxima B, was discovered in 2016 by the...

Gliese 667 Cc

Residing in a triple star system in the Scorpius constellation some 23-23 light-years away, Gliese (GJ) 667 Cc orbits within the habitable zone of its red dwarf star.  Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory discovered Gliese 667 Cc in 2011 (announced 2012)...

Kepler-1229b

Kepler-1229b is a confirmed Super-Earth exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star, Kepler-1229, inside the habitable zone. It is the lone planet of the star system, located 770 light-years away from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. Discovered on May 12, 2016 by the Kepler...

Wolf 1061c

Wolf 1061c is an exoplanet confirmed to orbit within the habitable zone of its host star (Wolf 1061) 13.8 light-years away from Earth, residing in the constellation Ophiuchus, the fifth closest potentially habitable world to Earth. Above: artist concept of a...

Chang’e 4

China’s Chang’e 4 Spacecraft is a lunar exploration mission that became the first manmade spacecraft to successfully land on the dark side of the Moon on January 3, 2019. Wu Weiren, the Lunar exploration chief of the mission, remarked that the event is a “huge stride”...