A computer model of Regulus, with the Sun shown to scale
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Wenjin Huang, CHARA, Georgia State University
What's in a Name:
|| Latin for "Little King"
Claim to Fame:
||Rotates so quickly (about 700,000 miles per hour at its equator) that it is shaped like a bullet!
|Type of Star:
|| Blue-white Main Sequence Star
How Far Away:
||85 light years away
| How Bright:
|| About 350 times brighter than the Sun
Where to View:|| In the constellation Leo the Lion.
When to View:||February through June.|
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