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Alpha Centauri

Part of Scales of the Universe.

model of the star Alpha Centauri AMNH/D. Finnin

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If the Hayden Sphere is the size of the blue supergiant star Rigel, then this model is the relative size of Alpha Centauri.

Alpha Centauri, one of the nearest stars, is similar in size and luminosity to the Sun.