Star Made Close Call With Sun 70,000 Years Ago And Is Now Running Away As Fast As It Can

February 17, 2015 8:51 PM

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Researchers identified the closest encounter our solar system has ever had with an outside star.

A team of scientists determined that about 70,000 years ago a dim star passed through the Oort cloud, which is closer than any other star is known to have come to our planet, the University of Rochester reported.

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