Poor, icy Earth around Alpha Centauri B (image) Georgia Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption Poor Earth. Modeled into an orbit in the habitable zone around Alpha Centauri B, in this artist's rendering by an author of a new study, our planet appears rather icy and inhospitable to advanced life. Credit Georgia Tech / Billy Quarles Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.