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Colonizing Proxima b, It's Complicated

Last week's announcement of the discovery of an earthlike planet just 4.2 light years away put astronomy on the front page, drowning out - if just for a moment - the unceasing political barrage of a U.S. election year. But beyond the headlines, we wanted to take readers back to Proxima b, the earthlike planet orbiting Proxima Centauri to see if we might one day call this rocky exoplanet home. Well, it's a great location, location, location! Part of what makes the discovery...

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