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Scientists Begin To Explore The Possibility Of Human Life In Proxima B

May 17, 2017 02:50 AM EDT


Proxima B is the planet that is believed to be habitable for the human being. In order to explore the scientists have begun the first step of analysis of the possibility of human life in Proxima B by exploring its climate.

When the European Southern Observation (ESO) found the planet Proxima B last year, scientists are intrigued in its similarity with the Earth. According to NASA, the mild temperature on the surface of the planet allow human life in Proxima B.

The planet is the nearest one with the possibility of human life in Proxima B. Located in the Proxima Centauri, the smallest member of triple-star system Alpha Centauri, Proxima B is only a 4 light-years away from the Earth. It orbits around the red and dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the planet is only a little bit more massive than the Earth.

Scientists from the University of Exeter, England have begun to explore the possibility of human life in Proxima B. In their research, the scientist used the Met Office Unified Model (UM). The UM model is designated to measure the atmosphere, the trace of simplified nitrogen and carbon dioxide atmosphere to the radiation in order to determine the probability of human life in Proxima B planet.

The scientists also explore the effect of its orbital eccentricity on the condition of the planet. In order to know more about how human life in Proxima B planet, scientists also measure the planetary observational constraint against the range of eccentricity.

Based on the findings, the result shows that it is possible for human life in Proxima B. As the surface temperature in the planet is conducive for the presence of the liquid water, the most important element to support human to life Proxima B. The planet also found to have three of the most vital gases to the evolution of complex life similar to the Earth, oxygen, ozone and carbon dioxide, which can be seen below:

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