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Message started by Site Admin on Feb 18th, 2015 at 9:55pm

Title: Alien red star passed through our Solar System
Post by Site Admin on Feb 18th, 2015 at 9:55pm

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The bright red object, known as Scholz's star, travelled through the outer reaches of our solar system in the Oort Cloud region 70,000 years ago.

It is the closest a star has ever come to our solar system - five times closer than the current nearest star Proxima Centauri.

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