I hope Douglas Adams would have been pleased.

I got curious about the home of the Hitchhiker’s Guide, Ursa Minor Beta — or rather β Ursæ Minoris, as it would properly be known — and looked it up on Wikipedia.

It’s 42 times the size of the sun. This was not known until 2011, so Adams didn’t choose it deliberately.

This goes into my file of ‘unexpectedly beautiful facts’. :)

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