Omega Centauri

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
terrykriley
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Omega Centauri

Post by terrykriley » Fri May 26, 2006 3:56 pm

The description for the photo of the Omega Centauri globular cluster says that Alpha Centauri is the star closest to our sun. I was under the impression that Proxima Centauri was a fraction of light year closer than Alpha Centauri.

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Qev
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Post by Qev » Fri May 26, 2006 5:56 pm

Well, technically Proxima is the closer star. I guess it's usually considered part of the Alpha Centauri system, though. :)
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Post by makc » Tue May 30, 2006 6:42 am