How many light years would it take to get to the Sun?
How far is the Earth from the Sun 1 light-year?
What is 1 light-year away?
How many human years is a light-year?
What distance is 1 light year closest to?
How many stars are in 10 light years?
Stars within 10 light-years.
|NStED / RECONS / HIPPARCOS Distance (ly)||4.22|
|Name or Designation||Proxima Centauri|
|Spectral & Luminosity Type||M5.5 Ve|
How long does it take to get to the moon in light years?
Is a light-year?
How old is the universe?
What is the closest star to Earth?
How long would it take to get to Pluto?
How many light years away is the Milky Way?
The Milky Way is about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 km (about 100,000 light years or about 30 kpc) across. The Sun does not lie near the center of our Galaxy. It lies about 8 kpc from the center on what is known as the Orion Arm of the Milky Way.
Why do stars twinkle?
How many galaxies are there?
How far is the closest black hole?
How old are the stars we see today?
What is a shooting star?
How long would it take us to get to the nearest star?
If Voyager were to travel to Proxima Centauri, at this rate, it would take over 73,000 years to arrive. If we could travel at the speed of light, an impossibility due to Special Relativity, it would still take 4.22 years to arrive!
Are we made of stardust?
What happens when a star is dying?
How long does it take light from a star to reach Earth?
|Object||Time for the Light to Reach Us|
|Alpha Centauri (nearest star system)||4.3 years|
|Sirius (brightest star in our sky)||9 years|
|Betelgeuse (bright star)||430 years|
|Orion Nebula||1500 years|