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Old February 2 2009, 12:15 AM   #20
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Re: List of Federation Members

Christopher wrote: View Post
The thing is, the only star in reality -- the only thing in all of astronomy -- that's called Proxima anything is Proxima Centauri, aka Alpha Centauri C. It's a unique designator (as it would have to be, since it means "closest," and there can only be one closest star). So what else could "Alpha Proxima" be except Proxima Centauri? There aren't any other Proximae to choose from.
It is a categorical fact that in the next 300 years, nothing else will ever be named "Proxima".
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