Alpha Centauri is the closest independent gravitational system to Sol, as it does technically host Proxima Centauri. The main system is a binary, composed of the G2V star Rigil Kentaurus (αCenA) and the K1V star Toliman (αCenB). The pair orbit about a common center with an orbital period of just under 80 years. Their orbit is eccentric causing the distance between Rigil Kentaurus and Toliman to vary between 35.6 AU to 11.2 AU. The system has only two planets, one around each star, as well as one of the largest citystations in known space.
LocationAlpha Centauri lies just over 4 lightyears from Sol, placing it very close to the approximate center of known space.
- FortunaΔ* (tr)
Flora & Fauna
System StructureSystem diameter (farthest orbit) 5.33e+9 km (widest point) System mass 2.01 MSol
Endemic BodiesComponent stars
- Rigil Kentaurus