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Fraser
2015-Feb-18, 10:40 PM
Astronomers have reported the discovery of a star that passed within the outer reaches of our Solar System just 70,000 years ago, when early humans were beginning to take a foothold here on Earth. The stellar flyby was likely close enough to have influenced the orbits of comets in the outer Oort Cloud, but Neandertals […]

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Buttercup
2015-Feb-18, 11:40 PM
So how bright would this star have been from Earth? Comparable to Venus? Just wondering. :)

grapes
2015-Feb-19, 12:27 AM
So how bright would this star have been from Earth? Comparable to Venus? Just wondering. :)
Article says mag 11, so it would have been 5 magnitudes dimmer than the dimmest visible stars