An artist’s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the solar system. ESO/M. Kornmesser

The Largest Space Telescope Ever Could Study an Earth-Like Exoplanet Next Door

The James Webb Space Telescope, billed as NASA’s premier observatory of the next decade, could provide an unparalleled view of Proxima Centauri b after it launches.