Proxima Centauri

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Coordinates: Sky map 14h 29m 42.9487s, −62° 40′ 46.141″

Proxima Centauri

Proxima Centauri (Laitin proxima, meanin "next tae" or "nearest tae")[1] is a reid dwarf aboot 4.24 licht-years frae the Sun, inside the G-clood, in the constellation o Centaurus.[2][3] It wis discovered in 1915 bi Scots astronomer Robert Innes, the Director o the Union Observatory in Sooth Africae, an is the nearest kent starn tae the Sun,[4] altho it is too faint tae be seen wi the naked ee (apparent magnitude 11.05).

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