Definition of Barnard's Star
- Such is the case with Barnard's Star. It is the fourth closest star to Earth at only 36 trillion miles away, yet you'll need a telescope to see it.
- —Tom Burns, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, 16 July 1995
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