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Locations: Orion-Cygnus Arm (Local Spur)

The Orion-Cygnus Arm (Local Spur) is a minor spiral arm of the galaxy, some 3,500 ly across and approximately 10,000 ly in length. The solar system and Earth are located close to the inner rim in the Local Bubble, about half-way along the Arm's length, approximately 26,000 ly from the galactic center.


434 light years; Polaris

Polaris (commonly North Star) is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is very close to the north celestial pole, making it the current northern pole star. It is a multiple star.


640 light years; Betelgeuse


700 light years; Helix Nebula (NGC 7293)


1,550 light years; Deneb


5,000 light years; Boomerang Nebula


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