70 Virginis

star in the constellation Virgo

70 Virginis is a yellow dwarf star that is around 58 light-years away from the Earth in the constellation Virgo. 70 Virginis is not as big or hot as Earth's Sun.[1]

70 Virginis as seen in the program Celestia

In 1996, 70 Virginis was found to have an extrasolar planet in orbit around it.[2] There is also a dust disc that orbits the star. The temperature of the disc is 156 K and it is about 3.4 AU from the star.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. MSN Encarta Online. "70 Virginis Solar System". Retrieved 1 August 2009.
  2. Marcy, Geoffrey W.; Butler, R. Paul (1996). "A Planetary Companion to 70 Virginis". The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 464: L147–L151. doi:10.1086/310096.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. Trilling, D. E.; Bryden, G.; Beichman, C. A.; Rieke, G. H.; Su, K. Y. L.; Stansberry, J. A.; Blaylock, M.; Stapelfeldt, K. R.; Beeman, J. W.; Haller, E. E. (2008). "Debris Disks around Sun-like Stars". The Astrophysical Journal. 674 (2): 1086–1105. doi:10.1086/525514.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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