Star 36 Ophiuchi A
Type K1 Ve orange dwarf
Luminosity 0.291 x Sol
Distance from Sol 19.47 ly (J2000 epoch)
Companion Star 36 Ophiuchi B, K1-5 Ve orange dwarf in eccentric orbit
Semimajor axis of B's orbit around A 88 AU
Closest approach of B to A 6.8 AU

The disruptive effect of the close approach of the companion star has ejected all but three planets, all small terrestrial worlds; Crick, Watson and Neo-Helix. Neo-helix has the distinction of possessing the first wholly neogenic ecosystem ever created.
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Text by Todd Drashner

Initially published on 07 January 2002.