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FGK star

(a star of the "middle" spectral classes, F, G, and K)

The term FGK star designates a star that is either an F-type star, a G-type star, or a K-type star. For main sequence stars fitting the category, there is some similarity to their stellar structure as opposed to earlier types or M dwarves, and the Sun falls within this category, making it plausible that life would be found in such a system. Some star surveys cover this set of classes, among them some looking for biosignatures.

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