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Answer on Astronomy | Astrophysics Question for Patrick May

Question #11230
Approximately how many times larger is the distance to the nearest star than the distance to Pluto
Expert's answer
The distance from Earth to Pluto is approximately 28.6 AU. That is 28.6
times the distance from the Earth to the Sun (the Sun is the nearest star to the Earth). This number of course
varies based on the location of the two bodies in their orbits. The
distance from Eart to the nearest stellar neighbor (Proxima Centauri) is
4.22 light years away. Since 1 light year equals approximately
63,239.73 AU this would put Proxima Centauri approximately 9331 times
farther away from Earth than Pluto.

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