• K-type main sequence star


  • The term orange dwarf to qualify a K-type star is a misnomer, as K-type stars actually range in color.[1]
  • Hydrogen-burning star[1]
  • K-type stars fuse hydrogen for approximately 15-30 billion years, far longer than G-type stars.[1]
  • Luminosity class V.[1]
  • From 0.5 to 0.8 times the mass of the Sun and surface temperatures between 3,900 and 5,200 K.[1]
  • Represent 12.1% of all the surrounding stars.[1]



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