- a flare star in the constellation Centaurus that is the nearest star to the sun. It is a red dwarf of very low magnitude. Distance: 4.3 light yearsAlso called: Proxima Centauri See also Rigil Kent
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The attack on Proxima Centaurus had to comeand the sooner the better.
Thane told her of life on Proxima, and she told him how she had lived and worked with her father.Evil Out of Onzar
He will align himself with Proxima Centaurus, gaining speed rapidly.
The text is thus expressed: Ipsi in proxima Octavii castra irruperunt.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Urtic proxima spe rosa est—The nettle is 30 often next to the rose.