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The Question

(Submitted February 25, 2002)

What is the nearest star to the Earth besides the Sun?

The Answer

The nearest star to Earth is Proxima Centauri (Alpha Centauri C). You will find a list of other nearby stars at:
http://casswww.ucsd.edu/public/nearest.html

Cheers,

Hans Krimm for "Ask an Astrophysicist"

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