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 What is the brightest star in the winter night sky?

Answer Sirius, a name that comes from "seirius," Greek for "searing" or "scorching," is the brightest star in the winter night sky. Sirius is part of the constellation Canis Major and is also called the D... Read More »
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What makes Sirius the brightest star in the night sky?

While Sirius appears to the naked eye as a single point of light, it is in fact a binary star system. Its dominance in our night sky, however, is largely due to its proximity to our solar system--t... Read More »
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What makes the star Sirius the brightest in the night sky?

Sirius, or the "dog star," is the brightest star in the night sky for several reasons. It is one of the nearest stars to Earth after the sun, with a distance of 8.6 light years. It also is a big st... Read More »
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What is the brightest star in the Big Dipper?

Alioth is the brightest star in the asterism, or familiar star pattern, known as the Big Dipper, which appears like an enormous drinking ladle in the night sky. Alioth has a magnitude of 1.75, acco... Read More »
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What is the brightest star in the galaxy?

The brightest star in the Milky Way galaxy, according to the Online Web Library, is massive Eta Carinae. It has the light of 4.7 million suns and is the size of 100 suns. However, research on a sta... Read More »
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