Our nearest stellar neighbours

The essentials

 

Here is your free information on what is known about our nearest stars within 12 light years of the Sun and the likely places we will find extraterrestrial life.

Please note that mass and luminosity data of stars are relative to the Sun; stellar distances are in light years; and one astronomical unit is the average distance from the Earth to the Sun

The information presented in this section was gathered from various astronomical books and journals and should provide a fairly accurate look at our nearest stellar neighbours.

For a brief description of the stars within a certain range from our Sun, please click on one of the distances of interest below.

If you would like to see other information included in this section, just your information and we we will gladly share it for the benefit of everyone.

Happy reading...and learning!

Contents

  1. RELATIVE POSITIONS OF STARS (Image Size: 98k)
    Where are they located?
  2. ZERO TO 4.3 LIGHT YEARS
    4 stars
  3. 4.3 TO 8.2 LIGHT YEARS
    3 stars
  4. 8.2 TO 9.5 LIGHT YEARS
    5 stars
  5. 9.5 TO 11 LIGHT YEARS
    4 stars
  6. 11 TO 11.5 LIGHT YEARS
    7 stars
  7. 11.5 TO 12.5 LIGHT YEARS
    7 stars
  8. SUMMARY
    Could ETs be lurking nearby?
  9. Bibliography

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