Guardians of the Stars
DEN 1048-3956 is a brown dwarf about 13 light years from the Earth in the southern constellation of Antlia, among the closer interstellar objects to the Earth. This substellar object is very dim with an apparent magnitude of about 17, and will require a telescope to be seen from Earth. In 2005 a powerful flare from this object was detected by radio astronomy and upon a Interstellar Space Era system survey it was found to occasionally emit large flares randomly for as yet unknown reasons. The system itself is empty outside of a debris field, likely due to the flare events any large objects have been destroyed.