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Earth Versus Proxima Centauri b Rotation Rates

Proxima Centauri b is the closest exoplanet to Earth. It is only four light years away. However, since Proxima Centauri b is much closer to its star than Earth, there is a high probability that it is tidally locked, much like our Moon, where one side always faces the Earth.

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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Solid Earth >> Geodetics/Gravity >> Rotational Variations
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version