This is the distance from Earth to Wolf 1061c.
By measuring the difference in light emitted and motion (wobble) of stars, astronomers are able to detect more and more planets outside of our solar system. Scientists have recently detected a planet that is relatively close to Earth called Wolf 1061c. This planet is interesting for two reasons.
So what is relatively close? The scientists list it at 14 light-years in distance. Now light-years are pretty big. Quite literally, a light-year is the distance that light travels in one year, and light travels at 186,000 miles per second. So after a year, that's pretty far.
If you click on this calculator button ( Astro-distances), you can scroll down from the Sun to Wolf 1061 and convert 14 light-years into miles, kilometers or even inches. You'll see it's pretty big. Also, you can click ASTRO TRAVEL TIME to see how long it would take you to get to Wolf 1061 at different speeds that we're familiar with.
For more info, see CNN Article: http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/17/world/wolf-1061-exoplanet-alien-life/?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool&iref=obnetwork.