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Re: Alpha Centauri

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Posted by Dr. C.-G. Nordquist/">Dr. C.-G. Nordquist on October 24, 1999 18:09:19 UTC

: There is Alpha Centauri, Proxima Centauri, and NGC5139 a Globular cluster, brightest one in the sky. Proxima Centauri is the closest star to us. 4 light years away.

Well, in the Alpha Centauri system there are 3 stars, Proxima Centauri, a dwarf clösest to us, and Alpha Centauri A & B. Proxima i a little on its own, while A & B are closer to each other, about the same distance as our Sun and Neptune. These 2 suns are also rather like our own. Nothing known about planets though. C.

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