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36 Persei is somewhat hotter and somewhat larger than the Earth's own Sun. It lies more than one hundred and twenty light years away, in the constellation of Perseus.

Image of 36 Persei

A view of the volatile star 36 Persei, in the heart of the Milky Way. This artist's impression shows plumes of plasma being cast off into space by the star - the visible effects of a cyclical change in energy production.

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