What stars are 60 light years away from earth?

There are 32 stars within 14 light years. There are 130 stars visible to the naked eye within 50 light years away, but it is likely there are about 2,000 stars in this volume of space that we can’t see with the naked eye. If you go out a little further, 60 light years, you come up with a whole lot of stars, many of them much like our sun, and many of them likely to have Earth-like planets orbiting them. There’s no one star you could point at and say “there it is, the star that is 60 light years away.”

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

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