March 29, 2015

The bright star Alpha Centauri and its surroundings

Pictures of Stars - Alpha Centauri Proxima Centauri System - nearest star to Earth Sun - closest star to Earth Sun

This wide-field view of the sky around the bright star Alpha Centauri was created from photographic images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The star appears so big just because of the scattering of light by the telescope's optics as well as in the photographic emulsion. Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to the Solar System.

Image Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
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  1. Since many decade, i dream to know more about these magic star, specially Centauri family. I don;t know why? Can I imagine of people may be alive ?

  2. All now know,that centaui-Proxima is closest stars to the earth. 4.45 light- years are not so much to reach. Do you think like me ?