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light travels very fast, at around 300, 000km/s. The nearest star to our solar system is 4.3 light years away, so this means we are seeing light that left the star 4.3 years ago. It is literally that far away that it takes a long time for us to see the star as it is, and by the time that has happened, the star has changed again.

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Q: Why can you never see stars as they are now?
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