January 30, 1998

Object orbiting around Proxima Centauri

The British science magazine NEW SCIENTIST reports in the January 31 issue that the Hubble Space Telescope has imaged an object which is apparently orbiting around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun. This object is speculated to be either a brown dwarf or a planet "at least ten times the size of Jupiter."

Andrew Yee
University of Torontonto, Canada

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