Alex Maldonado «Planet-2 Suns» 1987.

Alex Maldonado
Maldonado's Planet-2 Suns (4.3 light-years from Earth), 1987
12 x 16", oil on canvas.

The nearest star to us is about 4.3 light-years away. Alpha Proxima is our nearest neighboring star: 4.3 light years away. It's actually one of a three-star system that includes Alpha Centaur. Two stars tumble about each other and the third star orbits those two.