Discovered by an international team led by the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre in Warsaw, the star named HD74423 is estimated to be 1.7 times the mass of the sun.
Poland will celebrate Polish Science Day for the first time on February 19 this year, in recognition of Polish scientists' achievements, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education said on Tuesday.
After being the bosses for decades in January 1920, the Germans relinquished control to the Poles.
"Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversations with God," a painting by the Polish painter Jan Matejko, will be presented at the National Gallery in London in 2020, the gallery has announced.
Slamming those who criticised his theory as “babblers”, Copernicus, who was born 546 years ago today, didn’t suffer fools gladly.