A Visiting Star Jostled Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

Artists depiction of Scholz’s Star and its brown dwarf companion, with our Sun twinkling in the background. Illustration: University of Rochester Around the same time our ancestors left Africa, a dim red dwarf star came to within 0.8 light-years of our Sun, marking the closest known flyby of a star to our Solar System.

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