Date: 2015-09-11 10:35 am (UTC)
I was wondering when somebody would mention that.

(I suppose you could argue that the fourth body is small enough that we can neglect it in modeling the interactions of the stars, and treat it as a body in a varying background potential... but if they're truly chaotic, I suppose that is not true.)

The complaint that bothers me more (and that Nick Alcock is currently echoing over on my Google+ post about this) is that the Alpha/Proxima Centauri system, while it has three stars, just isn't anything like that.
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