What is the second closest star to Earth?

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The second closest star to earth is Proxima Centauri. It is a red dwarf star that is about 4.2 light years distance in the constellation of Centaurus. The star was discovered by the Director of the Union Observatory in SA in the year 1915.
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This may be a trick question. The CLOSEST star to the Earth is the Sun, at a distance of about 8.3 light-minutes. The next-closest star is the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, at about
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