Proper names: Tau Ceti, 52 Ceti
Heavy element abundance: 37% of Sol
Right Ascension and Declination: 1h44m4.091s, 15Â°56''14.89"
Distance from Sol: 11.90 light-years
Spectral class: G8p
Luminosity Class: V
Apparent visual magnitude: +3.508
Absolute visual magnitude: +5.69
Visual luminosity: 0.463 x Sol
Diameter: 0.823 x Sol
Comfort Zone: 0.681 A.U.s
For decades, astronomers thought the Tau Ceti system was incapable of harboring a habitable planet. However, a joint mission between the European Union and China proved them wrong and the planet New Atlantis was discovered and subsequently colonized.