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Does Alpha Centauri A, or B, wobble on its axis. If it did that would mean there would be a possibility of planets around it, wouldn't it?


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A triple star system in the constellation Centaurus: A and B form a visual binary that is seen as the third brightest star at magnitude -0.27. The third component, Proxima Centauri, is the closest known star to our sun at 4.3 light years. as of now, there is no observation of a star wobbling on its axis, and if there were that could indicate planets or a dark companion star. when Hubble is fixed later this year, it might be able to observe star wobble.

John Hawley



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