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Re: Speculation Re Planet Orbiting Alpha Centauri 1

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Posted by T. Kemper/">T. Kemper on October 16, 1998 13:22:28 UTC

I think you have Alpha Centauri, a binary star, with a third star, Centauri C or Proxima orbiting them, confused with Andromeda Galaxy. I know for a fact that Andromeda (the Milky Way's twin, although about 50% larger--2 billion stars) is absorbing a nearby smaller galaxy. It is not an unusual circumstance. Take some more astronomy courses, and read Isaac Asimov's non-fiction. Also a very recent newspaper article by two astronomers says that binary star systems can have planets orbiting them, in fact, some have already been found. This is mid-October. I think it was an article in the past 3 weeks. Kemper

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