Name : Ross 154
Distance : 9.5 light years
Ross 154 is a red dwarf star and was discovered by Frank Elmore Ross in 1925. It has only 17% of the Sun's mass which explains its minimal output. However it is a flare star which means its brightness can increase by a factor of 10 or more, taking only a minute or so to do so before reverting to its normal state, a process which takes only a few minutes
In Frontier, no mention is made of Ross 154 being a flare star, but it is well known for the unique ecosystem on the ice world of Merlin. The fishing industry here is renowned throughout the galaxy and there is also a booming tourist industry.
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