Groombridge 34 is a binary star system in the northern constellation of Andromeda. Based upon parallax measurements taken by the Hipparcos spacecraft, the system is located about 11.7 light-years from Sol, which positions the pair among the nearest stars to the solar system.
Both stars in the system are small, dim red dwarf stars. They orbit around their common barycenter in a nearly circular orbit with a separation of about 147 AU and a period of around 2,600 years. Both stars exhibit random variation in luminosity due to flares and they have been given variable star designations: the brighter member Groombridge 34 A is designated GX And, while the smaller component Groombridge 34 B is designated GQ And.
Groombrdge 34 A has a planet orbiting it.
Locations in Groombridge 34Edit
- John Glenn Space Port - the largest extrasolar U.S. Navy Fleet Base.
Battles in Groombridge 34Edit
- Chig Misdirection Operation - Earth Forces mistakenly believed Groombridge 34 to be the target of a massive attack by the Chigs prior to the Battle of the Belt.
- Forward Fire Base Langston - located on the planet orbiting Groombridge 34 A, the Fire Base is subject to constant harassment attacks and sniper fire from the Chigs.