44 The nearest stars and their relation with our Sun #infographic

44 The nearest stars and their relation with our Sun #infographic

Stars have captivated humanity's imagination ever since our life dawned. We know the sun is Earth's nearest star but what about the planets outside our solar system? This infographic examines the 44 closest stars to us, analyzing each star 's size, luminosity, constellations, systems and possible planets.

Alpha Centauri is the nearest star to Earth after the sun, at a stunning distance of around 4.3 light years away. In fact, Alpha Centauri is a triple star system which includes Proxima Centauri at 4,244 light years, Alpha Centauri A at 4,365 light years and Alpha Centauri B at 4,37 light years. So technically the nearest star is Proxima Centauri. Alpha Centauri A represents the system 's largest and brightest star. This is about 10 percent larger than our sun, 22 percent higher, and 150 percent brighter.

44 The nearest stars and their relation with our Sun #infographic

infographic by: www.alansfactoryoutlet.com

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