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Star GM Aurigae

Orange star GM Aurigae is located 521 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class K3Ve C, that has typically about 70 % of solar mass. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this star system.
Sun distance
521 light years

GM Aurigae

Orange star (spectral class K3Ve C)


Ascension iconRight ascension: 4h 55m 10.983s
Declination iconDeclination: 30° 21' 59.376'' (northern hemisphere)
Parallax iconParallax: 6.264
Distance iconSun distance: 520.667 ly | 159.6 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 80 % M Sun | 796.2 M Jupiter (estimate)
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Size: 70 % R Sun | 7.4 R Jupiter (estimate)
time iconAge: 0.01 billions years | 0 Sun
(No known exoplanets yet)
More about GM Aurigae
Star GM Aurigae is a main sequence star that fuses hydrogen atoms into helium.
      GM Aurigae can be found in northern celestial hemisphere. 
Other designations of this star
HBC 77, 2MASS J04551098+3021595, TIC 96533063, WISE J045510.97+302159.2, 2E 1172, 2E 0451.9+3017, HBC 77, HBHA 2713-04, IRAS 04519+3017, IRAS C04519+3028, V* GM Aur
News from this star system
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Large reservoirs of organic material detected around nearby young stars

Detailed observations of protoplanetary discs around 5 nearby stars show complex chemistry similar to what scientists expect around young Sun. Organic compounds are quite common which could mean, that the building block for life could be present throughout the cosmos.

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