Proxima Centauri

Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf star with a contingent of 8 planets. It is the closest star system to Sol, and the home system of the Prometheans. While technically a gravitational subsystem of the Alpha Centauri binary, Proxima is so distant that it is typically listed as a separate system.

Geography

Location

Proxima Centauri lies in a very wide, loose orbit around the Alpha Centauri binary system in a 550000-year cycle. It is currently just over 4 lightyears from Sol, placing it very close to the approximate center of known space.

Structure

Proxima Centauri System
Map of the Proxima Centauri star system.

Proxima Centauri

  1. Koios (n)
  2. Krios (s)
  3. Atlas (n)
  4. Hyperion (j)
  5. Metis (n)
  6. Mnemosyne (i)
  7. Iapetus (i) + Clymene (i)

 
For more information, visit the Wikipedia page on Proxima Centauri.

Fauna & Flora

The Proxima Centauri system is the origin point of Promethigenid lifeforms.

Maps

  • Proxima Centauri System
    Map of the Proxima Centauri star system.
CATALOGUE DESIGNATIONS
GJ 551
HIP 70890
OHSE 27
EZN 78
KAZ 149
 

Alternative Name(s)
Alpha Centauri C
Type
Star System
Included Locations
Universal Star Catalogue designation
USC 002.1
Native name
[untranscriptable]
Sun name
"Proxen"
Location
Local Interstellar Cloud, Local Bubble, Orion–Cygnus Arm, Milky Way, Virgo Supercluster
Proximal system
Alpha Centauri (0.21 ly)

System Structure

System diameter (farthest orbit)
2.3e+9 km (Epimetheus)
System diameter (helioshock)
1.6e+14 km
System mass
0.215 MSol

Endemic Bodies

Central star
Proxima Centauri
Stellar type
M5.5Ve dwarf
Known planets
8
Known dwarf planets
4
Biotic bodies
1

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