Star Is Discovered to be a Close Neighbor of the Sun and the Coldest of Its Kind (2 of 3) (image) Penn State Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions The image credit must be published along with the image. Share Print E-Mail 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.