Overview
System: Sol - All bodies
Distance to Sol: 0.00 ly
Spectral Class: G2 V - Scoopable
Luminosity Class: V - Main-sequence star (dwarf)
Age: 4,792 Million years
Solar Masses: 1.0000
Solar Radius: 0.9997
Surface Temperature: 5,778 K
Absolute Magnitude: 4.8300
Materials:
None
Stations:
None
Attractions:
Beacons
Notable Presidents 15 ls

Class G stars are white-yellow main sequence stars. They range in mass from 0.8 to 1.2 solar masses and have a surface temperature reaching 6,000 K.

The term dwarf star refers to a variety of distinct classes of stars. The term was originally coined in 1906 when the Danish astronomer Ejnar Hertzsprung noticed that the reddest stars - classified as K and M in the Harvard scheme - could be divided into two distinct groups. They are either much brighter than the Sun, or much fainter. To distinguish these groups, he called them "giant" and "dwarf" stars, the dwarf stars being fainter and the giants being brighter than the sun.

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