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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ANSWER: The sun is the closest star. Alpha proxima is the second closest at 4.2 light years away.
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