Keid, a flaring variable star near the 'source' of the River Eridanus. Its companion
Beid, though it appears close in the sky, is actually more than a hundred light years further
away than Keid.
An orange flare star given to sudden flashes of brightness.
It is a near neighbour to the somewhat better-known Epsilon Eridani, and so
is close to Earth's Solar System at just sixteen light years' distance.
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