Did A ‘Dim’ Star Pass Through Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago? New Research Suggests So

February 18, 2015 in Space

In a somewhat strange new finding, an international group of astronomers has been able to determine that roughly ~70,000 years ago our solar system had a close encounter with an alien star system.

So close, in fact, that the “dim star” in question actually passed through the outer reaches of our solar system — making its way through the outer Oort Cloud, where most long period comets spend most of their time.

Scholtz's star Oort cloud
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