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Life could not survive on the nearest Earth-like planet, scientists believe Earth is all we have.

Scientists had hoped a planet known as Proxima b could host life as temperatures were mild enough for water to remain a liquid

An artist's impression of a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System CREDIT: AFP

Hopes of finding life on our nearest Earth-like planet have been dashed after scientists revealed it is being bombarded with radiation. The rocky planet - which orbits our closest star, Proxima Centauri - has been a source of considerable interest for scientists who thought it had the right conditions to harbour life. In a