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Class M stars are red stars that form the bulk of the main sequence stars in the galaxy. Their mass is low, as is their surface temperature.

— In-Game Description

Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf, class M star in the Alpha Centauri system. It orbits the barycentre of Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B. It has a solar radius of 0.265400 and is 4.22 light-years from Sol.[1]

The only planet orbiting Proxima Centauri is Eden, which the outpost Hutton Orbital orbits.

Proxima Centauri is so named for being the closest other star to Sol.