What kind of star is Proxima Centauri?

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What kind of star is Proxima Centauri?

Stars:

When you look up into the night sky and see stars, you are actually looking at glowing balls of gas! Stars are mostly made up of helium and hydrogen and are held together by their own gravity.

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Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf star. Stars are classified by color, which indicates the temperature of the star. Stars that are cooler give off red...

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Star Formation: Main Sequence, Dwarf & Giant Stars

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