Tau Ceti

Starstruck Project: Isha T.

Name

  • Tau Ceti
  • Durre menthor

Color

Yellow
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Temperature

5.500 K

Luminosity

0.59 L (sun)

Absolute Magnitude

5.68

Apparent Magnitude

3.49

Size

0.81 M (sun)

Age & Stellar Evolution Stage

Main Sequence

Yellow Dwarf

Distance From Earth

12 light years away

Spectral Classification

G-Type

Interesting Facts

  • At night, Tau Ceti is clearly visible to the naked eye
  • 5 planets orbit this star
  • Tau Ceti is part of Constellation Cetus
  • Almost identical to the Sun
  • Some planets orbiting Tau Ceti might be habitable