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Luyten 726-8

(Gliese 65)
(nearby binary star system)

Luyten 726-8 (aka Gliese 65) is a Binary Star system about 9 light-years away, discovered by Willem Jacob Luyten in 1948. It is the sixth-closest star system from Earth.

Characteristics:

Luyten 726-8 A:

Luyten 726-8 B:

  • M6 V - Spectral Class.
  • 0.100 - mass(solar).
  • 0.00004 Luminosity(solar).
  • 0.14 - radius(solar).
  • unknown - b-v color index.

(star,nearby star,binary star)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luyten_726-8
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~02.68pc8.73lyLuyten 726-8

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