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 human imagination since the dawn of our lives. We know the sun is Earth's closest star but what about planets outside our solar system? This infographic explores the 44 closest stars, examining every star 's size, luminosity, constellations, structures and potential planets.

Alpha Centauri is the closest star to Earth after the sun, at a stunning distance of some 4.3 light years away. In fact, Alpha Centauri is a triple star system that includes 4,244 light-years of Proxima Centauri, 4,365 light-years of Alpha Centauri A and 4,37 light-years of Alpha Centauri B. Alpha Centauri A stands for the system 's largest and brightest star. That is about 10% bigger than our sun, 22% bigger and 150% brighter.

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

infographic by: www.alansfactoryoutlet.com

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