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#1 2013-07-01 16:06:05

Amartyanil
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Proxima Centauri

What is Proxima Centauri?


"The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible." -Albert Einstein

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#2 2013-07-01 16:17:46

bobbym
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Re: Proxima Centauri

Proxima Centauri is a star. It is the nearest one to the Earth.

250px-Proxima_Centauri_2MASS_Atlas.jpg


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2013-07-13 00:44:37

Amartyanil
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Re: Proxima Centauri

How much did it is far from Earth?


"The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible." -Albert Einstein

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#4 2013-07-13 01:24:04

bobbym
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Re: Proxima Centauri

Hi;

4.3 light years or about 26 trillion miles.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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