Proxima Centauri's Alien Planet Closer Than You Think - With Right Spacecraft | Video

Our search for life beyond Earth has a new target - Proxima Centauri b . The potentially Earth-like planet in the habitable zone of our closest stellar neighbor could be reached in a little over 20 years by Breakthrough Starshot's proposed 'nanocrafts.' In comparison, NASA's space shuttle would take 165,000 years.

credit : Space.com / footage courtesy: Breakthrough Starshot, ESO, M. Kornmesser, L. Calçada, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org) / produced and edited by @SteveSpaleta