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36 Persei is somewhat hotter and somewhat larger than the Earth's own Sun. It lies more than one hundred 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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