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Lalande 21185
Image from Steve Bowers

Star: Lalande 21185
Type: M2v red dwarf
Luminosity: 0.025 x Sol
Distance from Sol: 8.32 ly (2000 epoch)

One of the earliest colonization targets. The system includes a number of gas giants rich in He-3. The first colonists were a desperate team of Genetekkers fleeing the Technocalypse; their ship, the Erwin Chargaff.

It has steadily lost population and trade, and now remains just another small red dwarf orbital culture. See also Lalande 21185.

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Development Notes
Text by Anders Sandberg
additional material by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 09 December 2001.