Gacrux, also known as Gacrux, CD−56 4504, γ Crucis, Gl 470, HD 108903, HIP 61084, HR 4763, LTT 4752 andSAO 240019, is a Red Giant Star located inside The Crux Constellation. Gacrux is the 26th brightest star in the night sky. Gacrux has a mass of 1.5 Solar Masses, a radius of 84 Solar Radiuses and a luminosity of 820 Solar Luminosities. Gacrux has temperature of 3626 Kelvin. Gacrux is 88.6 Light Years from The Sun making it the closest Giant Star to The Sun.
Profile of Gacrux
Gacrux is in its post Main Sequence Star phase and is projected to become a white dwarf at some point in the future just like The Sun. Gacrux is 84 fold the radius of The Sun. Gacrux was known in The Classical World, The Roman World and in Classical China. Gacrux is featured in the flags of some of The Nations of The World. These nations include Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
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