Capella ,the brightest star in Auriga

Capella ,the brightest star in Auriga

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Credit: JOHN SANFORD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Photograph of Capella, the brightest star in the constellation of Auriga & the 6th brightest star in the sky. Also known as Alpha Aurigae, it is a yellow giant star (spectral type G8) 45.7 light years away. It is a spectroscopic triple star, & has a high lithium content. 22 min exposure.

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Keywords: alpha aurigae, astronomy, capella, cosmology, science, star, stellar, yellow giant, yellow giant star

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