our nearest star

The Sun: Our Nearest Star (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out) Paperback – May 7, 2002 by Dr. Franklyn M. Branley (Author), Edward Miller (Illustrator) 4.4 out of 5 stars 29 ratings. (Redirected from List of nearest stars) Animated 3D map of the nearest stars, centered on the Sun. It includes 48 full-color pages, a turn-and-learn info wheel, and special carrying folders. The closest encounter to the Sun so far predicted is the low-mass orange dwarf star Gliese 710 / HIP 89825 with roughly 60% the mass of the Sun. Some 52 stellar systems beyond our own, the Solar System , currently lie within 5.0 parsecs (16.3 light-years ) of the Sun . The Sun is our nearest star. One of these stars, Proxima Centauri, is slightly closer, at 4.24 light-years. If you can you might still find this list interesting. Without the Sun there would be no daylight, and our planet would simply be a dark, frozen world, with no oceans of liquid water and no life. The Top 10 Closest Stars to Earth (Not Including the Sun) Would you be able to name any of the ten closest stars to earth (not including our own sun)? In another 8000 years Barnard's Star will become the closest star to us. It includes 48 full-color pages, a turn-and-learn info wheel, and special carrying folders. Our own Sun is the closest star to our planet. Proxima Centauri, on the other hand, is a fidgety red dwarf only about 10 percent as massive as the sun and 1/700th as bright; it’ll be friendly to Proxima b for another 4 trillion years. The nearest star to the Earth is our Sun. The nearest stars to Earth are in the Alpha Centauri triple-star system, about 4.37 light-years away.

It is currently predicted to pass 19,300 ± 3,200 astronomical units (0.305 ± 0.051 light-years) from the Sun in 1.280 +0.041

While most of these starts are light years away in terms of universe distance they are practically on our … It is about 4.22 light-years from Earth and is the closest star other than the sun. 3D red green glasses are recommended to view this image correctly. They are an average of 4.3 light-years from Earth. The inner binary appears to the unaided eye as a single star, the third brightest in the night sky, but it lies 4.37 light years from the Sun. It also gives out dangerous ultraviolet light which causes sunburn and may cause cancer.

The third star is Proxima Centauri.

See all 16 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. At 8.3 light minutes (or 149.6 million kilometres) away. Our sun is a bright, lazy yellow star that will, in about 5 billion years, become a hostile red giant, subsuming Earth’s orbit. Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the solar system, at just 4.25 light years away, and we know that it has a planet roughly the same size as Earth called Proxima b.

Wolf 359 - Type= M6 , Magnitude=13.5, Distance=7.80 ly An excessively dim red dwarf discovered by Max Wolf in 1918. The nearest OTHER star to our Sun is the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, 4.2 light years away. The Sun provides us with light and heat. This workbook helps kids take their knowledge of stars and planets to the next level.

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