Earth  ID: 4779

Orbital Differences Between Earth and Proxima Centauri b

Proxima Centauri b is the closest exoplanet to Earth. It is only four light years away. It's star is a red dwarf that is much smaller than our Sun. However, it is much closer to its star than Earth is to the Sun. It also orbits around it's star at a much faster rate than Earth.
 

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Science Paper:
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017arXiv170902051D/abstract

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Keywords:
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Platform Characteristics >> Orbital Characteristics
SVS >> Orbit
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Star
SVS >> Solar System >> Orbits
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Exoplanet
SVS >> Orbit Coverage
SVS >> Red Dwarf

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 8.0.0.0.0