n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The star that narrowly missed the Earth : news note

Volume 74, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



In 2013 an apparently very cool nearby star was discovered by Ralf-Dieter Scholz of the Institut für Astrophysik in Potsdam among faint objects detected by the NASA WISE infrared survey satellite. In spite of its proximity to us this unusual object has very small proper motion but a high radial velocity, according to a team from various institutions worldwide including Alexei Kniazev and Petri Vaisanen of SAAO.

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