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The Nearest Stars to Earth (Infographic)
The nearest stars to Earth are in the Alpha Centauri triple-star system, about 4.37 light-years away. Proxima Centauri, is slightly closer, at 4.24 light-years. Only two that are closer than 15 light-years are spectral type G, similar to our sun: Alpha Centauri A and Tau Ceti. Nine of the stars in this area are bright enough to be seen by the naked eye from Earth. The brightest stars are Alpha Centauri A and B, Sirius A, Epsilon Eridani, Procyon, 61 Cygni A and B, Epsilon Indi A and Tau Ceti.