Pollux, also known as β Geminorum, 78 Geminorum, BD+28°1463, GCTP 1826.00, Gliese 286, HD 62509, HIP 37826, HR 2990, LFT 548, LHS 1945, LTT 12065 and SAO 79666, is an Orange-Hued Giant Star located inside The Gemini Constellation. Pollux is the brightest star in Gemini and the closest giant to The Sun. Pollux has a mass of 1.91 Solar Masses, a radius of 9.06 Solar Radiuses and a luminosity of 32.7 Solar Luminosities. Pollux has a surface gravity of 2.685 Centimetre-Gram-Second System of Units and a temperature of 4586 Kelvin. Pollux is 724 Million Years Old. Pollux is 33.78 Light Years from The Sun.
Profile of Pollux
Pollux is twofold or double the mass of The Sun and ninefold the radius of The Sun. Pollux has evolved from its initial A-Type Main Sequence Star phase due to it using up its hydrogen core. Pollux is believed to possess a Planetary System effectively making it part of a Solar System like ours. The Planet known as Pollux B was found orbiting Pollux on June 16th, 2006. Pollux was observed being 2.3 fold the mass of Jupiter and having a revolution around Pollux of 590 Earth Days.
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