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How old is Polaris star?

Polaris is a triple star system consisting of the yellow supergiant Polaris Aa and two white (spectral type F) main sequence stars, Polaris Ab and Polaris B.

Alpha Ursae Minoris Ab.
Spectral class F6V
Mass 1.26 M
Luminosity 3 L
Radius 1.04 R
Age 70 million years

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Simply so, how old is the North Star?

"Thuban was the North Star 4,800 years ago at the time of the 'Old Kingdom' in Egypt—a period when most of the pyramids were built," Teske said. "The exact pole has crept from Thuban to its present position near Polaris and now is headed toward gamma Cephei, which will be the North Star in about 2,000 years.

Also Know, how big is the Polaris star? Polaris is a white supergiant star with a radius of around 22 million miles (35 million km), which is around fifty times the size of the sun. Polaris is estimated to have a mass of around 4.5 times greater than that of the sun.

how long has Polaris been the North Star?

Right now, the Earth's rotation axis happens to be pointing almost exactly at Polaris. But in the year 3000 B.C., the North Star was a star called Thuban (also known as Alpha Draconis), and in about 13,000 years from now the precession of the rotation axis will mean that the bright star Vega will be the North Star.

What is the color of Polaris star?


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