Alpha Centauri sought to write the next part of that story: the game aspired to tell “a history of the future.”
According to this notation, Alpha Centauri is spoken of as being about four and a quarter light years distant from us.
Took his finger off the button and there we were: Alpha Centauri.
"Perhaps you don't know enough about the new system in Alpha Centauri," he said, a trifle wildly.
The Valhalla was on the return leg of a journey to Alpha Centauri.
In Alpha Centauri, on the other hand, the two components are of almost the same magnitude.
We have drawn attention to Alpha Centauri as the nearest of the stars.
The distances that separate the stars from each other probably average as great as the distance from the sun to Alpha Centauri.
The two nearest fixed stars are Alpha Centauri and 61 Cygni.
Alpha Centauri, then, is four and one-third light-years distant, and 61 Cygni seven and one-fifth light-years away.
|Alpha Centauri |
A triple star system in the constellation Centaurus that is the third brightest star in the night sky, with an apparent magnitude of -0.27, and the star nearest to Earth, at a distance of about 4.2 light-years. The two brighter stars, Alpha Centauri A and B, form a binary star system, which is orbited by Proxima Centauri, a smaller, dimmer star.