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Van Maanen's star is also called Gl 35 and informally Proxima Piscium. The nearest single White Dwarf star, the third discovered, and the first solitary white dwarf discovered. Has more neighboring stars within 10 ly than any other star within 20 ly of the Sun, but none of them is as close as the Alpha Centauri is from the Sun. Several inconsistent studies suggest planets, but none confirmed. A plate from 1917 was discovered that showed evidence of a consumed planet in the star, the earliest evidence for an exoplanet.

Van Maanen's Star System Web Pages[]

Van Maanen's Star System In the News[]

Consumed Planet Detected in 1917 Plate (2016)[]

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