Hi guys, I hope you are doing well
So.. the other day I read that Proxima Centauri released a huge flare last year, decreasing the chances of existing life in Proxima b
What do you think about it? I also read that the flare lasted 2 minutes.. what if the flare happened in the part of the star that was not facing Proxima b? Proxima Centauri rotates every 82 days.. I think that maybe the flare might have been released on the oposite side towards empty space (or other exoplanets)
I recently made a new video on the top 5 potentially habitable exoplanets closest to Earth in 2018 (here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd6smyz2tUk&list=PL3RiFKfZj3pv1ZqpFxuZinoGtUGEOank) in which I included Proxima b because it is still considered the one with the highest earth similarity index. Do you think that Proxima b should not be considered a potentially habitable exoplanet anymore? Should the target of the Starshot project be changed?