Our Stellar Neighborhood (IMAGE) W. M. Keck Observatory Caption Graphic representation of the relative distances to the nearest stars from the sun. Barnard's star is the second closest star system, and the nearest single star to us. Credit IEEC/SCIENCE-WAVE, GUILLEM RAMISA Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.