Cosmogony 213: Proxima Centauri

Closest star to the sun. Part of a triple star system. Several trading outposts orbit Proxima Centauri, drawing their power from large arrays collecting magnetic and solar energy from Alpha Centauri A and its twin.

Proxima b, a tidally locked planet capable of sustaining life, orbits this red dwarf star. Residents live in perpetual twilight. If you plan on taking your date to watch the sunset here, make sure you bring provisions.

Planet Proxima b
Surface of Proxima b with Proxima Centauri on the horizon (Wikimedia)

Humanity first sent a probe to Proxima Centauri in 2055 with the first human expedition following 100 years later. Proxima b developed into a financial hub due to its complex network of relay satellites providing the backbone for much of the sector’s communications network.

Measurements indicate that Proxima Centauri is slowly moving apart from Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B, and will leave the system within the next few million years due to irreconcilable differences.

Proxima Centauri is home to the famous football team, Real Centauri, winners of the Outer Rim Championship League 97 times, more than any other team in any sport.

From Doctor Boson’s Cosmogonyan encyclopaedia of the future


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