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Kappa Ceti

A yellow star of sunlike measures, but with much more raving attributes. It is a superflare star with eruptions a million times heavier than those of our Sun. They are caused by disturbances of the magnetic field from a still undiscovered near companion.

Constellation: Cetus
Age: 800 million years
Distance: 29.87 light-years
Spectral class: G5
Visual magnitude: 4.83
Luminosity: 0.851 * Sun
Mass: 1 * Sun
Diameter: 0.984 * Sun
Radial velocity: 18.9 km/sec

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