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Przybylski's Star

The blue star HD 101065 was named after its discoverer, Antoni Przybylski. This star shows in its spectrum a very peculiar chemical composition. Commonly frequent metals like iron and nickel are scarce here, but a lot of rare metals like strontium, niobium, caesium, many lanthanoids and even uranium are highly overabundant. The reason for this is unknown. This star could either be a main sequence star or a subgiant.

Constellation: Centaurus
Distance: 410 light-years
Spectral class: B5p
Visual magnitude: 8.01

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04/11/2009

    Przybylski's Star
Photo: Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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