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The Nearby Stars Database (NStars) began as a NASA project in 1998 and is now based at Northern Arizona University.

Stated GoalEdit

Nearest Stars to Earth
Counts of nearest Stars to Earth

The stated mission of NStars "is to be a complete and accurate source of scientific data about all stellar systems within 25 parsecs."

The website (see below) includes search tools and links to an interactive forum.


As of 1 January 2002, there are 2,633 stars in 2,029 systems in the database. As of 29 January 2008, the site is closed, displaying the message "This site is currently undergoing a major redesign and will be returned to service at a later date."

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