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  • n. Genitive form of Centaurus used when naming stars, such as α Centauri.


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  • Check out the line where the television announcer says, "deep thrust scientific probes into neighboring galaxies have conclusively established that Alpha Centauri is the one planet able to sustain human existence within the range of our technology."

    It's a Sci Fi Christmas - Lost in Space

  • Omega Centauri is one of the star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy, and is about 15,000 light years away from earth.

    Santhosh Mathew, PhD: Can We Predict the Future of the Stars?

  • Southern Milky-Way: At the centre, the constellation of Centaurus, where the globular cluster Omega Centauri is located.

    Another Black Hole

  • The closest star to the sun, Proxima Centauri, is 1.29 parsecs away.

    Millenium Simulation

  • Plus without Preston’s role in the Music Man how could we have had Centauri from the Last Starfighter?

    The Music Man on Blu-Ray - The Retroist

  • Guedes’ model showed planets forming around the star Alpha Centauri B (its sister star, Proxima Centauri, is actually our nearest neighbor) in what is called the “habitable zone,” or the region around a star where liquid water can exist on a planet’s surface.

    Might Alpha Centauri Have an Earthlike Planet? »

  • Also, Civilization 4 next addon should be named “Beyond Constipation”, because CIV 4 is that bad … Alpha Centauri is awesome, and you (1979semifinalist) should definitely try it!

    #117 ~ Rabid Lamb Comics « 1979 Semi-Finalist…

  • So we thought the fourth clue might take them to Alpha Centauri, which is the nearest star system to us and the closest place we would look for signs of life outside the Solar System.

    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

  • At the zenith glittered the splendid Antares in the Scorpion, and not far was Alpha Centauri, which is believed to be the nearest star to the terrestrial globe.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Two stars in the southern hemisphere, invisible in these latitudes, termed a Centauri and Canopus, are nearly as bright as Vega and Capella, but not quite as bright as

    The Story of the Heavens


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