Scholz’s Star: Binary System Passed through Outer Oort Cloud 70,000 Years Ago

An international team of scientists led by Dr Eric Mamajek of the University of Rochester has determined that 70,000 years ago the recently discovered, nearby, low-mass binary system WISE J072003.20-084651.2 passed within only 0.8 light-years of the Sun, i.e. within the Solar System’s distant cloud of comets – the outer Oort Cloud. No other star [...] —> Read More Here


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