from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A multiple star in Centaurus whose three components represent the brightest object in the constellation, 4.4 light-years from Earth.
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- proper n. The brightest star in the southern constellation of Centaurus. It is actually a binary star with Proxima Centauri as a third component.
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- n. brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun
It is double the distance of Alpha Centauri, that is, it is eight "light years" away.
The nearest star to our own is Alpha Centauri at 4.3 light-years away, and the nearest one with an identified terrestrial exoplanet is Gliese 581, at about 20 light-years away.
His unconventional, unprecedented, and wholly unauthorized “detaining” of George Barrile, planetary governor of Alpha Centauri, had—to put it kindly—ruffled more than a few feathers at Starfleet Command, not that Picard had cared.
He could check in, hang Do Not Disturb on the door, and waft off to Alpha Centauri.
But, he noted, with current technology it would take 50,000 or so years to get to the nearest star, Alpha Centauri.
The train flew past clouds and jumped over the moon, and tracked off toward Alpha Centauri.
Next to Alpha Centauri , 8.7 light-year distant Sirius is the closest visual star, but itâs not standing still.
First colonies established on Alpha Centauri, 61 Cygni and Sirius.
How can a sexy marketing manager join forces with an Alpha Centauri male in Armani to save the planet-using hairspray, a Mont Blanc pen, and rock n' roll?
I don't know whether there is a Creator any more than I know whether there's intelligent life near Alpha Centauri.
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