For astronomers, it is a sensation: A Star Is our solar system came as close as anyone else. Researchers Reconstruct a 70,000 years old trajectory.

For astronomers, it is the closest match to date: At a distance of 8,000 billion kilometers is a so-called 70,000 years ago Red Dwarf flew to our solar system. No other star has come to the solar system closer to write scientists from the USA, Europe and South America in a study published in the US journal “Astronomical Journal Letters”.

Named after its discoverer Scholz ‘star is the solar system five times closer to than the previous densest star called Proxima Centauri. Use of the spectrograph, it was the scientists were able to reconstruct the trajectory of the star by its speed. It turned out that he probably crossed the Oort Cloud, a collection of comets at the outermost region of the solar system.

According to the study of Scholz’s star had approached the solar system up to 0.8 light years ahead of tens of thousands of years. That converts to 8,000,000,000,000 kilometers. News of the heavenly bodies is 20 light-years away, the lead author of the study, said Eric Mamajek of the University of Rochester in New York. So he flies away again.