List of nearest stars

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This list of the nearest stars to Earth is by distance in light years (ly). These distances are taken from parallax data determined by the Research Consortium on Nearby Stars (or Recons).[1] The sources for their determination were the Yale Parallax Catalog [Y], Hipparcos [H], Soderhjelm 1999 [S], Tinney 1996 [T].

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  1. Sun – about 8.2 light minutes from Earth
  2. Alpha Centauri Star System – 4.24 to 4.36 ly
  3. Barnard's Star – 5.96 ly [YH]
  4. WISE 1049-5319 – 6.5 ly
  5. Wolf 359 – 7.78 ly [Y]
  6. Lalande 21185 – 8.3 ly [YH]
  7. Sirius Star System
    • Sirius A – 8.58 ly [YH]
    • Sirius B – 8.58 ly [YH]
  8. Luyten 726-8 – 8.73 ly
  9. Ross 154 – 9.68 ly [YH]
  10. Ross 248 – 10.32 ly [Y]
  11. WISE 1506+7027 – 10.52 ly
  12. Epsilon Eridani – 10.52 ly [YH]
  13. Lacaille 9352 – 10.74 ly [YH]
  14. Ross 128 – 10.92 ly [YH]
  15. EZ Aquarii Star System
  16. Procyon Star System
    • Procyon A – 11.4 ly [YH]
    • Procyon B – 11.4 ly [YH]
  17. 61 Cygni Star System
  18. Struve 2398 (Gliese 725) Star System
  19. Groombridge 34 (Gliese 15) Star System
  20. Epsilon Indi – 11.82 ly [YH]
  21. DX Cancri – 11.82 ly [Y]
  22. Tau Ceti – 11.88 ly [YH]
  23. GJ 1061 – 11.92 ly [RECONS]
  24. YZ Ceti – 12.13 ly [YH]
  25. Luyten's Star – 12.36 ly [YH]
  26. Teegarden's star – 7.5 ly (discovered 2003)
  27. Kapteyn's Star – 12.77 ly [YH]
  28. AX Microscopium – 12.86 ly [YH]
  29. Kruger 60 Star System
  30. Ross 614 Star System
  31. Gl 628 – 13.81 ly [YH]
  32. Gl 35 – 14.06 ly [YH]
  33. Gl 1 – 14.22 ly [YH]
  34. Wolf 424 Star System

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References[change | change source]

  1. Research Consortium on Nearby Stars, GSU 2007. The one hundred nearest star systems.