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Pollux (in astronomy)

Pollux, brightest star in the constellation Gemini; Bayer designation Beta Geminorum; 1992 position R.A. 7h44.8m, Dec. +28°03′. An orange giant of spectral class K0 III, it is the nearest giant star, lying at a distance of 35 light-years. Its apparent magnitude of 1.13 makes it one of the 20 brightest stars in the sky. Pollux is the brighter of the Twins, Castor appearing about half as bright.

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Pollux

Pollux (Beta Geminorum) Brightest star in the constellation Gemini; a red giant. Characteristics: apparent mag. 1.15; absolute mag. 0.7; spectral type KO; distance 35 light-years.

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Pollux

Pollux in Greek mythology, the twin brother of Castor (see Castor and Pollux); also called Polydeuces.

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Pollux (Greek hero)

Pollux, Greek hero: see Castor and Pollux.

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