Ran

Ran is the name of both the star and the astronomical bodies that are present in its star system.

Ran the star can be found in the southern constellation of Eridanus. Originally referred to as Epsilon Eridani, it was given the name Ran in December 2015 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) as part of their public process for giving proper names for exoplanets and their host stars. This was the same time the planet AEgir received its name. Both names are derived from Norse deities of water (Rán is the Norse goddess of the sea) and, as a result, when other planets and moons were discovered they were given names of water deities from various cultures of Earth.

Ran is 10.5 light-years from the Sun, and is the third-closest individual star visible to the unaided eye on Earth. It has a higher level of magnetic activity, and a significantly stronger stellar wind. It is a main-sequence star with a spectral class of K2, giving it an orange color. Ran is smaller than the sun, and only about a third as bright.

Ran Star System:

The system is made up of eight planets, two asteroid belts, and has a large outer debris disk of remnant matter from the formation of the system.

Distance Body Name Body Type Satellites
0 AU Ran Star
0.088 AU Mazu Planet Kanghui
0.604 AU Kanaloa Planet Kane Station, Ukupanipo, Kamohoalii
1.02 AU Vellamo Planet Vedenemo
3.4 AU AEgir Planet Fimafeng, Eldir
8.78 AU Nu Planet Nephthys, Sobek, Tefnut
14.67 AU Belisama Planet Sequana, Acionna, Boann, Condatis, Sinann
25.84 AU Nammu Planet Abzu
40 AU Tlaloc Planet

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