- The discovery has prompted renowned science fiction writer, Alistair Reynolds to write a short story. Sad Kapteyn describes the arrival of a robotic interstellar probe reaching Kapteyn's planetary system, and a first exploratory survey of its planets in the far future. Alastair Reynolds worked as an astronomer at the European Space Agency, and later he became a full time science-fiction writer. The story is provided for use of this release only on a non-exclusive basis. Copyright remains to Alastair Reynolds 2014. Read the story.
- Watch this movie simulation representing the galactic merging event that put Kapteyn star on its peculiar galactic orbit as a halo star. The simulation has been specifically produced to support this news release. Copyright remains to University of California - Irvine : Victor Robles, James Bullock and Miguel Rocha and University of California - Santa Cruz: Joel Primack.
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