Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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Buzzed!

Apparently, a very dim red dwarf and its companion buzzed the outer regions of the solar system about 70,000 years ago, passing less than a light year from the Sun and through the Oort Cloud. This is a very cool bit of information.

It turns out that it probably didn't have much impact on anything in our neighborhood. But it's still cool.

Many details here.
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