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Light-year

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Puzzle ID:#1052
Fun:*** (2.43)
Difficulty:** (1.26)
Category:Science
Submitted By:starman****

 

 

 



A light-year is the distance that light travels in a year. How many light-years are we away from the nearest star?



Answer

About 8 light-minutes (or 8/526,000th of a light-year) since the nearest star is our own Sun. The second nearest star is about 4.2 light-years away or 25 trillion miles.
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