Regulus is 77.63 light years away from the Earth. Regulus is a blue-white star. Regulus is said to have the diameter of 3.2 times the Sun. Regulus has a surface temperature of 12,000 K. The estimated age of Regulus is 50,000 million years old. The rotational velocity of Regulus is 709,000 mph. If the speed was sped up by just 10%, Regulus would go flying off into the abyss of space.
Regulus is part of the Leo the Lion. It is believed that Regulus has 70 % of the suns mass and 80% of the suns radius. Regulus is also referred to by scientist as the Alpha Leonis. Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo. Just like the sun, Regulus is a main sequence star. Regulus is often called "The little king." This star is the 21st brightest star seen from Earth.