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Luyten 726-8 is also known as Gliese 65 and Luyten 726-8 and informally Proxima Ceti. It is the 6th nearest star system to the Sun. Nearby binary star system of red dwarves a distance of 2 to 9 AU from each other. Star A is also called BL Ceti, while Star B is the most famous flare star, called UV Ceti (arch-type for UV Cetic class flare stars). In 31,500 years, it will pass within only 0.93 ly of Epsilon Eridani, which may stir up comets in any Oort Clouds in these systems. It is possibly a member of the Haydes Stream.

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