Barnard's Star, also known as Barnard's Runaway Star, Greyhound of the Skies, BD+04°3561a, GCTP 4098.00, Gl 140-024, Gliese 699, HIP 87937, LFT 1385, LHS 57, LTT 15309, Munich 15040, Proxima Ophiuchi, V2500 Ophiuchi, Velox Barnardi, Vyssotsky 799 and Karmn J17578+046, is a Red Dwarf located inside The Ophiuchus Constellation. Barnard's Star is the fourth-nearest-known individual star to The Sun only being 5.958 Light Years from The Sun. Barnard's Star has a mass of 0.144 Solar Masses, a radius of 0.196 Solar Radiuses and a Luminosity of 0.0035 Solar Luminosities. Barnard's Star has a temperature of 3134 Kelvin. Barnard's Star is 10 Billion Years Old.
Profile of Barnard's Star
Barnard's Star received it's name on February 1st, 2017 by The International Astronomical Union. It is named after American Astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard. Barnard's Star is the most studied Red Dwarf due to it proximity to The Sun. Barnard's Star is believed to be one of The Oldest Stars in The Milky Way Galaxy. In November of 2018, an International Team of World Astronomers presented evidence of a Super Earth orbiting Barnard's Star. Perhaps someday, we could travel to and live on Super Earth. In 1998, Barnard's Star was detected having a Stellar Flare which was strange due to the age of the star, older stars are not expected to have these flare ups.
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