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Proxima Centauri
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Proxima Centauri

March 31, 2003
Atlas Image mosaic, covering 8´ × 8´ on the sky of the nearest star to our Sun, Proxima Centauri, which is the nearest member of the Centauri triple star system. It is about 1.295 parsecs (4.22 light years) from us (its parallax is less than the 1 arcsec which defines the parsec distance unit). 2002 August 28-September 3