|Artist's depiction of planet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B, a member of the triple star system that is the closest to Earth. Credit ESO/L. Calçada/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)|
This star system, Alpha Centauri, is one of the most referenced in science fiction literature. The Robinson Family in Lost in Space were sent on a mission to Alpha Centuari. It was the center of the Transformer's universe and was the sun depicted in Avatar. Truly amazing how fiction can often foreshadow the future! Watch the promo (below) of Lost in Space for the mission statement of their journey to Alpha Centauri.