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Caption: This diagram illustrates the locations of the star systems that are closest to the Sun. The year when each star was discovered to be a neighbor of the Sun is indicated. The brown dwarf WISE J085510.83-071442.5 is the fourth nearest system to the Sun.
Credit: Janella Williams, Penn State University
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