Nearest Star Moving Toward Earth
What is the nearest star moving towards us (blue-shifted)?
Thank you for your very good question. The closest star at the
moment that is moving toward us., hence blue-shifted, is our neighbor
alpha Centauri, the closest star to the Sun. It will continue to
move in our direction for a long time into the future, then start moving away.
David H. Levy
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