Guillem Anglada-Escude of Queen Mary University of London is one of the driving forces in finding the nearest planets to Earth.

Last year, he and his Pale Red Dot collaborators announced the discovery of Proxima Centauri b, the absolute nearest (potentially) habitable exoplanet to Earth, orbiting our nearest neighboring star.

Pale Red Dot has since become RedDots, and is searching for additional planets at Proxima Centauri, as well as looking for planets at Ross 154 and Barnard’s Star, the latter being a sort of “holy grail” of nearby stars in planetary hunts.

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