Nearest Star Answer

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Now we have 0.06m representing the Sun, 1.4 x 109 m across, so

0.06m/1.4 x 109 m = X / 4.3 x 1016 m and X, the distance to the nearest star, is

1.8 x 106m or 1800 km (= 1100 miles), so the nearest star would be a little west of Des Moines on the map given.

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