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Teegarden's Star, also known as SO J025300.5+165258, is an M-type brown dwarf star in the constellation Aries, located about 12.578 light years from the Solar System. Despite its proximity to Earth it is a dim magnitude 15 and can only be seen through large telescopes.
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Astronomers have discovered one of the closest stars to our Sun, and they say that more undetected close neighbours may be lurking in our vicinity.
The new star was found because its relatively swift motion across the sky was picked up by automated sky surveys.
It ranks as the third closest star system and the fifth closest star to our Sun.
It is a faint red star, a so-called red dwarf, and is only 7.5 light years away.

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