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Re: Info. A tall order :)

Subject: Re: Info. A tall order :)
From: "Don't Be Evil"
Date: 8 Mar 2006 21:15:07 -0800
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Billions, maybe tens of billions in the whole Milky Way.  I'm figuring
100-500 billion stars and 1-10% similar to the sun.  By no means are
they all catalogued as most are not visible to us.

As George has noted, very few are particularly close to us.  Alpha
Centauri A is similar to the sun and only 4.35 LY.

http://homepage.sunrise.ch/homepage/schatzer/Alpha-Centauri.html
http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/extra/nearest.html

Greg


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