Castor The Star

By: Ibrahim Ahmad

The Castor Star is white and is approximately 49.8 light years away from Earth. The Castor Star's diameter is approximately 2.3 times the Sun's. The temperature of this star is about 10,300° K. Castor the star is the second brightest star in the constellation Gemini. It is connected with another star called Pollux which together means "The Two Gods of Sparta" in Greek mythology.

The star named Castor is actually six stars in one. It contains Castor A, Castor B, and Castor C, each being a double star. Two of the stars are more visible and much larger, while the other one is barely visible due to its size. All these stars combined are what make up about the mass of six suns.

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