Artist's Concept of Polaris System
This is a view from within the Polaris triple star system. The North Star, Polaris A is a bright supergiant variable star.
Just above Polaris is a small companion, Polaris Ab, which is 2 billion miles (about 3.2 billion kilometres) from Polaris. Much farther away, near the top of the illustration, is the wide companion Polaris B. Polaris B is located approximately 240 billion miles (about 386 billion kilometres) from Polaris A. The two companion stars are the same temperature as Polaris A, but are dwarf stars.
About the Image
|Release date:||9 January 2006, 15:20|
|Size:||2400 x 3000 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Alpha Ursae Minoris, North Star, Polaris, Polaris A, Polaris B|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Main Sequence|
• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Triple
• Stars Images/Videos
|Distance:||400 light years|