DX Cancri

DX Cancri is the variable star identifier for a small star in the northern zodiac constellation of Cancer the crab. With an apparent visual magnitude of 14.81, it is much too faint to be seen with the naked eye from Earth. DX Cancri is located at a distance of 11.8 light-years (3.6 parsecs) from Earth. This makes it the 18th closest star (or star system) to the Sun.

This star has a stellar classification of M6.5V, identifying it as a type of main sequence star known as a red dwarf. It has about 9% of the mass of the Sun and 11% of the Sun’s radius. The outer envelope of the star has an effective temperature of 2,840 K, giving it the cool red-orange glow of an M-type star. This is a flare star that has random, intermittent changes in brightness by up to a fivefold increase.

No planets of interest exist within this system as almost everything is a handful of asteroids and a dozen or so mesoplanets.

DX Cancri

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