About 4.2 light years
Do you mean light years? well its 4.26 light years away
Roughly 4.3 .
Toliman (a.k.a. Rigil Kentaurus, or Alpha Centauri), at a distance of 4.3 light-years. Actually this is a multiple star; one of its components, Proxima Centauri, is at a distance of 4.2 light-years. Toliman (a.k.a. Rigil Kentaurus, or Alpha Centauri), at a distance of 4.3 light-years. Actually this is a multiple star; one of its components, Proxima Centauri, is at a distance of 4.2 light-years. Toliman (a.k.a. Rigil Kentaurus, or Alpha Centauri), at a distance of… Read More
I think that proxima centauri is approximately 4 light years away from the sun. One light year is equal to 5,865,696,000,000 miles. So, 5,865,696,000,000x4 = 23,462,784,000,000 Proxima Centauri is approximately 23,462,748,000,000 miles away from the sun.
4.22 light years. 23,824,722,487,829 miles. or there about.
Alpha Centauri is a triple star system. Alpha Centauri A, B & C or Proxima Centauri. Alpha Centauri A & B are 4.37 light years from the Earth whereas Alpha Centauri C is 4.243 light years.
Proxima Centauri, at a distance of about 4.2 light-years.
All three members of this 'triple-star' system ... Alpha Centauri, Beta Centauri, and Proxima Centauri ... are listed as being located roughly 4.2 light-years from our solar system.
The nearest star, Proxima Centauri, is 4.2 light years away. More distant stars are thousands or millions of light years away.
Proxima Centauri is the closest star after our sun. Our sun is around 93 million miles from earth, Proxima Centauri is 4.243 light years, which is around 24,940,000,000,000 miles or 24.94 trillion miles.
4.2 light years. Which equals to... 8765.81 x3600 x 300,000 = 9,467,074,800,000 Kilometers away from Earth
On the assumption it's your sun too: the distance from the Sun to Proxima Centauri is 93 million miles - approximately 4.2 light years
Our Sun is at a distance of 8 light-minutes. The next star outside our Solar System is Proxima Centauri, at a distance of 4.2 light-years.
The nearest star to Earth is the sun, at a distance of 0.000016 light years from Earth. The next nearest star, Proxima Centauri, is about 4.2 light years away.
About 1.35 .
The next nearest star after the sun is Proxima Centauri. This star is about 4.2 light years or 25 trillion miles away.
In the order of 272,000 !
(edit to original: proxima centuari is only 4 light years from earth. need to update calculations below based on thos)I have just been doing the math to figure out this distance myself. The numbers are quite staggering. What's incredible about it all is proxima centauri is the second closest star to earth. Now wait until you see these numbers, you will be blown away by the distance. 1. Proxima centauri is roughly 1,000 light years… Read More
That depends on the star; but even the closest star, Proxima Centauri, is a very long way away in terms of miles. You do the math! Proxima Centauri is 4.2 light-years away, and a light-year is the distance that light travels in one year. There are 60 seconds in a minute, and 60 minutes in an hour. There are 24 hours in a day and 365.24 days per year. Light travels at 186,000 miles per… Read More
Roughly 4.4 light years, in round numbers.
Let's see; one AU is about 8.3 light-MINUTES, and Alpha Centauri is about 4.5light-YEARS. 4.5 light years = 284,578 Astronomical Units
The nearest star to our own Sun is the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, which is 4.2 light years away. That's 24,689,699,200,000 miles. In globular clusters, the stars are somewhat closer together, but they are all at different distances. == ==
A group of stars that makes a picture in the night sky is known as a constellation. The stars in each constellation generally are completely unconnected being many 10's or 100's of light years apart. The only thing they have in common is the direction they are from earth. An example of this is in the southern constellation of Centaurus. The brightest star Alpha Centauri (actually a triple star system) are our closest stars to… Read More
The binary star Alpha Centauri is 4.3 light years away.
Light travels at the speed on 186,000 miles per second, or 300,000 km per second. There are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, and 365.26 days per year. Proxima Centauri is 4.2 light years away. Just multiply all those numbers together.
Proxima Centauri is the closest star to our Sun, at 4.2 LY. Curiously, even though it is the closest, it is not visible to the naked eye! Proxima Centauri is a tiny red dwarf star, and requires a fair-sized telescope to see. For a long time, many people thought that the closest star was Alpha Centauri, which isn't entirely incorrect. The Alpha Centauri system is actually a double star with a very distant triple; Alpha… Read More
The distance from Earth to Pluto is approximately 28.6 AU. That is 28.6 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun. This number of course varies based on the location of the two bodies in their orbits. The distance from Eart to the nearest stellar neighbor (Proxima Centauri) is 4.22 light years away. Since 1 light year equals approximately 63,239.73 AU this would put Proxima Centauri approximately 9331 times farther away from Earth than… Read More
Our Sun is an average star, or perhaps just a little larger than average. The problem is that we cannot see all the tiny way-below-average stars, and not knowing how many tiny stars there are means that our estimate of what "average" is may be skewed. For example, the nearest star to our Sun is the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, at 4.2 light years distance. Even though it is the closest star, Proxima Centauri is… Read More
The closest "star in the Milky Way" to Earth is only 93 million miles away; that star is our own Sun. (Our solar system is part of the Milky Way Galaxy.) The next closest is Proxima Centauri, at 4.2 light years.
Proxima Centauri is the nearest star to our solar system, but Proxima Centauri is small and dim. For many years, scientists thought that Alpha Centauri was closest. Two other interesting stars are Epsilon Eridani and Tau Ceti, stars very similar to our Sun. Science fiction writers writers often choose Tau Ceti and Epison Eridani not only for their similarity and the hope that similar solar systems might have similar planets, but also because they are… Read More
Proxima Centauri. Turns out that there is no practical way, using today's available technology that we can travel to Proxima Centauri (a red dwarf star, 4.33 light years from the Solar System). This is a shame as there are so many stars and so many exoplanets to explore, which space enthusiast wouldn't want to envisage interstellar space travel? However, there may be help at hand, using modern technology and materials; we might be able to… Read More
The closest one we know about is Proxima (also called Proxima Centauri or Alpha Centauri C), a red dwarf star at about 4.2 light-years distance. Late-M red dwarf stars are quite dim, and it's at least possible that there might be one even closer to us than Proxima which we haven't discovered yet (that is: if one exists, then it has almost certainly been photographed many times, but no one has ever noticed it individually… Read More
The brightest and closest star is of course our sun which is 1 AU(150 million Km or 93 million Miles) away from Earth or 8 light minutes. The closest star after that is Proxima Centauri which is 4 light years away. It is one of three stars orbiting each other in the Alpha Centauri system. The furthest star on the other side of the Milky Way galaxy would be 100,000 light years away since that… Read More
That would be "Beta Centauri". Wikipedia lists its distance as 350 Â± 20 light-years. Wolfram Alpha lists a the distance as 397.4 light-years.
The closest star to the Earth, other than our own Sun, is the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri. It is about 4.22 light years away from us. The second closest star to the Earth (apart from the Sun) is Barnard's Star, a red dwarf. It is about 5.96 light years (about 35.0 trillion miles or 56.3 trillion kilometers) away.
The nearest star is the sun. It is approximately 149,600,000 kilometres away. After the sun, Proxima Centauri is about 40,392,000,000,000 kilometres away.
The average solar system has only one star, although a significant minority have two stars orbiting each other in a "binary" star system. A small fraction of solar systems are composed of three stars, and more than that are probably extremely rare. The likelihood of a 4-star system being gravitationally stable over more than a few million years would seem to be small. In fact, the nearest star system to our own is a triple… Read More
In most cases the stars in any given constellation are completely unconnected. They are merely in the same direction in the sky as seen from Earth. They are made up of dim nearby stars and bright far away stars. Take the constellation Centaurus in the southern hemisphere for example. The brightest star in the constellation Alpha Centauri which is in fact 2 stars of the 3 that make up the Alpha Centauri star system. It… Read More
First of all, a light year is not a measure of time. It is a measure of distance. A light year is the distance light travels in a year. Second, it depends on the distance of the star. The closes star to us is the sun. Light from it takes 8 minutes to reach Earth. The next nearest is Proxima Centauri, from whigh light takes about 4 years to reach us. The stars we see… Read More
Our sun is the nearest star to Mars. Alpha Centauri is the next nearest at 4 light years.
4.37 years. the star is Alpha Centauri ---- That's wrong. The closest star is the sun and it takes 8.3 minutes for light to reach us. when phrased nearest star it can be a trick question.. Alpha Centauri is the nearest star besides the Sun.
The Alpha Centauri system is estimated to be at a distance of roughly 4.4 light-years from our solar system. At 9.46089 x 1012 km per light year, that multiplies out to 4.1627916 x 1013 km, or 41,627,916,000,000 kilometers.
Trivially the Sun. If you meant other than the Sun, the closest stars are the three in the Alpha Centauri system, about 4.3 light years away. One member of the system... Alpha Centauri C, aka Proxima Centauri, can get closer than the other two; at minimum it's about 4.2 light years away. It's considered at least possible by some astronomers that the sun has a dim red or brown dwarf companion at a distance of… Read More
The nearest star to our Sun is Proxima Centauri, an invisibly dim red dwarf at 4.2 light years distance. Technically, Proxima Centauri is the nearest known star. It's at least possible that there could be a similar star or an even smaller "brown dwarf" in orbit around the Sun at a distance of, say, a light-year or so; if so, it would be faint enough that despite its nearness it would not stand out as… Read More
The Alpha Centauri star system is the nearest to the earth, and it actually consists of 3 stars locked together in a gravitational arrangement. They are about 4.3 light years from the earth.
They are unimaginably far away. The sun is "only" about 93 million miles from Earth. The next nearest star, Proxima Centuari is about 265,000 times farther away than the sun is. To scale it down, if the sun were an inch from your face, Proxima Centauri would be more than 4 miles away. Many of the stars you see at night are dozens to hundreds of times farther away than Proxima Centauri.
Most of the stars - the red dwarves - are very faint. Even the star that is closest to us (next to the Sun), Proxima Centauri, is too faint to see with the naked eye, even though the distance is only a little over 4 light-years.
Any star that has a spectral class of K is classed as an orange star. There are many: Betelgeuse Antares Proxima Centauri Barnard's star Gliese 581
Pandora is a moon of the fictional planet Polyphemus, located in the Alpha Centauri star system. Pandora is about 4.4 light years away from Earth.