Alpha Centauri system
|Affiliation||United Federation of Planets|
|Primary Star||Alpha Centauri A (G2V)|
|Planets||Alpha Centauri (Class M)|
|Companion Stars|| • Alpha Centauri B (K3V)|
• Proxima Centauri (Alpha Centauri C) (M3V)
A trinary star system, Alpha Centauri is located 4.35 light years from the Sol system in the Alpha Centauri Sector (aka Sector 002) of the Beta Quadrant. Alpha Centauri A is a Type G2V (bright yellow dwarf) star, similar to Sol, and Alpha Centauri B is a Type K3V (orange dwarf) star. The third star, Proxima Centauri, is a Type M3V (bright red dwarf) star.
Later in life, warp drive inventor Zefram Cochrane took up residence in this star system. In the future altered by the premature death of Gabriel Bell, the lack of an Earth-fostered Federation left the Romulans free to expand as far as Alpha Centauri. One of its components is Proxima Centauri.
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