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A 1st-magnitude star in the constellation Virgo. Spica (α Virginis) is a hot main-sequence star of spectral type B1, effective temperature about 25,000 K (45,000°F), at a distance of 80 parsecs from the Sun (2.59 × 1015 km or 1.61 × 1015 mi). See also: Spectral type
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