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Zavijava is also known as Beta Virginis, Alaraph, HR 4540, HD 102870, and Gl 449. Actually the fifth brightest star in Virgo, named for the "corner/kennel" of the Arab Dogs. This is the star that Einstein used to calculate the speed of light with during a solar eclipse, as it was close to the sun. Yellow-white main sequence star that is about to evolve into a sub-giant star. Has about 1.3 times the Sun's mass and 1.7 its radius. Its current habitable zone is 1.87 AU, although it has recently shifted outwards. Jovian planets were suspected in 1998, but none have been confirmed. Has two optical companions and is suspected of being a spectroscopic binary.

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