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It's about 4.2 light years away.

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Nearest star to the earth except the sun?

There is a binary pair of stars called Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B. The third star, called Proxima Centauri, which may or may not be part of this star system, is about 4.22 light-years from Earth. Proxima Centauri is the closest star to earth after the sun.


The star closest to Earth 4.2 light years?

The closest star to Earth is Proxima Centauri, which is a binary star with Alpha Centauri. Proxima Centauri is too small to be seen without a telescope, and Alpha Centauri is close, but not all that big either. They are in the southern sky; you cannot see them from North America or Europe.


Is proxima centauri the nearest star to earth?

No. The nearest star to Earth is the sun.


What is the closest star system to earth?

Proxima Centauri is the closest to Earth, at 4.243 LY. Alpha Centauri, its close neighbor, is 4.37 LY away from us.


What is the star closest to the Earth?

The closest start on Earth is the Proxima Centauri. It is also the dimmest star from the Alpha Centauri or the Star System.


What is the closet star to earth?

The closest star to earth is the sun. After that the closes is Proxima Centauri.


What star is closest Proxima Centauri or Alpha Centauri?

Proxima Centauri is a bit closer. Proxima Centauri is believed to be part of the Alpha Centauri system.


Is Proxima Centauri a yellow star?

No. Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf.


What is the next nearest star to the Earth after the sun is?

Alpha centauri * * * * * Proxima Centauri, a star associated with Alpha Centauri (which is itself a binary star), is the nearest.


Which is the closet star to the earth?

The Sun is the closest star to Earth.The next closest is Proxima Centauri.


What is nearest star to earth?

The Sun. Beyond the Sun the nearest star to Earth is Proxima Centauri.


When is the sun nearest to the sun?

The nearest star to Earth is Proxima Centauri (Alpha Centauri C).


What are biotic factors for Proxima Centauri?

Proxima Centauri is a star. It has no life forms.


Name the closest star to earth?

After the sun it's Proxima Centauri


Which star is the second nearest star to the earth?

Proxima Centauri at about 4.2 light years.


Other then the sun which is nearest star to earth?

Proxima Centauri is the nearest star to the Earth besides the Sun.


What color is Proxima Centauri?

Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf star.I think the answer is there already!


How far is proxima centauri from your galaxy?

As the closest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri is in our galaxy.


What is the closest star in our galaxy?

The closest star to us is our own Sun. The next closest star is Proxima Centauri.


Is Betelgeuse the closest star to earth?

No. The sun is the closest star. The next closest star is Proxima Centauri


How bright is proxima centauri?

Proxima Centauri is about 0.005% as bright as the sun. In other words the sun is about 20,000 times brighter than Proxima Centauri.


What is the nearest star to Earth beyond the sun?

Toliman. This is a star system; the component nearest to Earth is Proxima Centauri.


What is the name of the nearest star that isn't the Sun?

proxima centauri is the star that is nearest to the earth after the sun.


How close is the next star to the Earth in light years?

Aside from our own Sun the next closest star is Proxima Centauri and is 4.243 light years away.


What star is nearest to earth with a distance of 4.27 light years?

The closest star to Earth - after the Sun - is called Proxima Centauri. It seems to be part of the Alpha Centauri system.


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