Spica is a binary star, which are two stars that cannot be told apart with a telescope. Spica is 250 light years from earth, and is categorized as a blue giant star. The solar mass of the primary star is 10.25+ 0.68mo. The secondary solar mass is 6.97+0.4mo. The primary temperature of Spica is 22,400 kelvins, and the secondary temperature is 18,500 kelvins.
Spica has 10 times more mass than the sun. The total luminosity (light given out) is 12,100 times that of the sun. Spica is one of the nearest stars to the sun. It is possible that Spica will die out in a supernova explosion, which is a collapse and violent explosion of a massive star.