X-Rays Pose No Threat to Alpha Centauri AB Exoplanets, Chandra Data Show

New observations by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory indicate the two brightest stars in the triple-star system Alpha Centauri are not pummeling any orbiting exoplanets with large amounts of X-rays. Alpha Centauri, also known as Rigil Kentaurus, Rigil Kent and Gliese 559, is the closest stellar system to Earth. This triple system is made up of […]