Proxima celestial body b may be habitable if it has a dense atmosphere or a strong magnetic field.
American astronomer Dimitri Atri listed the conditions that would ensure the existence of at Proxima Centauri, the nearest exoplanet to Earth, life. Devoted to a study published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Proxima celestial body b may be habitable if it has a dense atmosphere or a strong magnetic field. These factors, as suggested by Atri, would allow potential organisms living on the surface of exoplanets, to withstand the intense radiation of the parent star Proxima Centauri.
Around her celestial body rotates at a distance of 0.05 astronomical unit (7.5 million kilometers). Year on Proxima b lasts 11.2 hours. Exoplanet is about 1.3 times heavier than Earth and the average temperature of its surface is close to zero degrees Celsius is 10 degrees lower than that of the Earth, and by several tens of degrees higher than that of Mars.
Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf — one of the most active classes of stars in the Universe. The x-ray flare generated by the sun is about 400 times stronger than the most intense solar flares.
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