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Alpha Centauri B

Definitions

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  • proper n. The brightest star in the southern constellation of Centaurus. Alpha Centauri is actually a binary star with Proxima Centauri as a third component. Alpha Centauri B is less bright than Alpha Centauri A and is somewhat less bright than our sun.

Etymologies

From α (brightest) + Centauri ("of the constellation Centaurus") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Astronomers are looking at Alpha Centauri B to see whether this bright, calm star will reveal Earth-like worlds around it.

    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

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