Alpha Yridiae is an F0-class, main sequence star with a surface temperature of 7,200ËšK. The surface is yellow in color. The star has a record history of a very active magnetic field with numerous sunspots near the starâ€™s equatorial latitudes, some reaching field strengths of 5000 Gauss. Astrophysicists estimate the starâ€™s age to be approximately 3.7 billion years old with a total projected lifetime of 9.6 billion years, after which the star is expected to shed itâ€™s outer layers and become a white dwarf. Î±-Yridiae is the brightest star in the local group within the Yridia Star Cluster. Î±-Yridiae is the only star with an extensive, life-sustaining planetary system.