Astronomers at the European southern Observatory in Chile registered the dust around the star Proxima Centauri, which indicates that the planetary system of the star. It is reported Eso.org.

“The glow of cold dust observed at a distance of from one to four astronomical units from the star Proxima Centauri”, – stated in the message.

According to the author of a new study by Guillem anglada of the Institute of astrophysics of Andalusia in Granada, dust around Proxima is a very important finding.

“Since the discovery of earth-like planets Proxima b this is the first evidence of the existence of the nearest star to the Sun multicomponent planetary systems”, he said.

He said that the new data allow to assume that around Proxima, there is another, even more cold dust belt, which is ten times beyond the first.

“These observations give reason to assume that Proxima Centauri may have multi-component planetary system with a rich history of interactions that led to the formation of the dust belt,” – said the scientist.

Proxima Centauri – the closest to the Sun is a star, a faint red dwarf, located four light years in the southern constellation of Centaurus.

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Found planetary system around the nearest star to the Sun 06.11.2017

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