Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Star type

Distance from Earth
g 33.7 ly

Star Service No.
g NA

g NA

Radius/Mass/Temp (xSol)
g 10%; 170%; 4,500 K

Brightness (xSol)
g 32%

g NA

Comparison to Sol
g NA

Picture of star
g NA

Star system features
g NA

Known planets
g Jupiter-class planet (Pollux) b has a minimum mass of 2.3 +/- 0.45 Jupiter-masses. It moves around Pollux at an average distance of 1.64 +/- 0.27 AU in a nearly circular orbit (eccentricity = 0.02 +/- 0.03) with a period of 1.6 years (589.64 +/- 0.81 days). Because of this circular orbit, other planets may exit.

Habitable zone
g NA

Orbital map
g NA

View from star
g NA

Nearby stars
(Star systems with 10 light years)
g NA

Map locating star system
g NA

Location in Earth sky
g In constellation Gemini

Other names
g Gl 286
g Bet Gem; Beta Geminorum
g HR 2990
g Hip 37826
g HD 62509

Sci-fi mentions
g A habitable planet orbiting Pollux (Pollux IX) climatically is a cold world in Alfred Bester's short story "Fondly Fahrenheit".

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