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Alpha Centauri, the nearest star

Isaac Asimov

Alpha Centauri, the nearest star

by Isaac Asimov

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Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. in New York .
Written in English

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    • Subjects:
    • Stars -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Stars.,
    • Astronomy.,
    • Alpha Centauri -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Alpha Centauri.

    • About the Edition

      Discusses the constellations and stars, their distance, luminosity, and size, steller astronomy, starlight, and life on other planetary systems, with special reference to the third brightest and also the nearest star, Alpha Centauri.

      Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementIsaac Asimov.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQB805 .A84
      The Physical Object
      Pagination191 p. ;
      Number of Pages191
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4895510M
      ISBN 100688417795, 068851779X
      LC Control Number76029037

        The nearest star, Alpha Centauri, is over 4 light years away; literal orders of magnitude further. The solar system doesn’t actually end at the heliopause, though. Outside the heliopause is the Oort Cloud, which is a sphere of small-ish lumps of ice surrounding our solar system, and is the source of all of (or most of) our comets.   The planet, called Alpha Centauri Bb, is too close to its star to be habitable, but it is the closest alien world yet found. Even the closest star is more than , times farther away than our.

        The nearest star system to us is Alpha Centauri. In , scientists discovered an Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of one of Alpha Centauri's stars, a red dwarf called Proxima Centauri.   After following astronomy for nearly 60 years, I've never heard that phrase before. I can only guess you mean their distance in light years. Alpha Centauri is ly, though Proxima Centauri is nearer at ly. Sirius is ly. Orion and Andromeda are constellations, each containing hundreds or thousands of stars at many different distances.

      The Alpha Centauri system is located Earth light years from Sol, making it the closest star system to the Sol System. Although it appears to the unaided human eye from earth as a single object, Alpha Centauri is actually a binary star system whose combined visual magnitude makes it the third brightest star seen from Earth. Its individual component stars are named Alpha Centauri A, with.   The stars Alpha Centauri These are the three nearest stars to Earth, and they're located between and light-years away. My two books, Treknology: The Science of Star .


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Discusses the constellations and stars, their distance, luminosity, and size, steller astronomy, starlight, and life on other planetary systems, with special reference to the third brightest and also the nearest star, Alpha Centauri.

Read more Read less All books, all the timeCited by: 1. “Beech spins a remarkable tale of research on the three-star Alpha Centauri (Alpha Cen) system, including Proxima Centauri, the nearest known star to the sun. There is no other Alpha Centauri quite like this.

Suitable for students with some physics and mathematics preparation and researcher-writers for future films in the spirit of Interstellar/5(5).

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Alpha Centauri, the nearest star to the Solar System, is only light years away. To Kirby and his followers it means freedom freedom from the tyranny and repression of Earth's dictatorship. But that freedom would have to be earned/5(12). The only known exoplanet closer to Earth was discovered in orbiting one of a cluster of stars in the Alpha Centauri system, just over four light years away.

“There’s not so many stars in our immediate neighbourhood. The investment to find them is expensive,” said Ribas. The closest star system to the Earth is the famous Alpha Centauri group. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given us this stunning view of the bright Alpha Centauri A (on the left) and Alpha Centauri B (on the right), shining like huge cosmic headlamps in the dark.

Alpha Centauri, also called Rigil Kentaurus, triple star, the faintest component of which, Proxima Centauri, is the closest star to the Sun, about light-years distant. The two brighter components, called A and B, about light-year farther from the Sun, revolve around each other with a period of about 80 years, while Proxima circles them with a period ofyears.

That Alpha Centauri-C, a red dwarf, is also called Proxima Centauri because it is the actual closest individual star to our star system, and I don't recall that name coming up. Although it may have, what with scanning significant parts of this dull book in the attempt to just get it done with/5(24).

A glacially paced book about humanity's first interstellar expedition to the Alpha Centauri star system. A combination of hard sci-fi and messy sexual relations between the crew members.

There really wasn't much of a story at all, just a series of confusing and ambiguous explorations. The themes were all depressing and nihilistic/5. Discusses the constellations and stars, their distance, luminosity, and size, steller astronomy, starlight, and life on other planetary systems, with special reference to the third brightest and also the nearest star, Alpha Centauri.

Cited by: 1. The closest star to Earth are three stars in the Alpha Centauri system. The two main stars are Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B, which form a.

Discusses the constellations and stars, their distance, luminosity, and size, steller astronomy, starlight, and life on other planetary systems, with special reference to the third brightest and also the nearest star, Alpha Centauri. The nearby star Proxima Centauri will be the first passed by three of the explorers, as it is located around 4 light-years away in the Alpha Centauri system.

That’s practically in our back yard. The star Alpha Centauri is one of the brightest stars in the southern sky (marked with a red circle).

It lies just light-years from the Earth and one component in a triple star system. Image. A new study involving long-term monitoring of Alpha Centauri by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that any planets orbiting the two brightest stars are likely not being pummeled by large amounts of X-ray radiation from their host stars.

Asimov gives so patient and detailed a survey of the mapping of the heavens, the naming of stars, and (especially) the different ways of measuring their distance, size, and luminosity that Alpha Centauri becomes less the subject than a focusing point for a general astronomy lesson on the order of his younger "How Did We Find Out" series.

(Contributions of Ptolemy, Newton, and Doppler are. As one of the brightest stars in Earth's night sky, and the closest-known star system to the Sun, the Alpha Centauri system plays an important role in many fictional works of literature, popular culture, television, and film.

Alpha Centauri, a double star system with the binary designation Alpha Centauri AB, is the brightest visible object in the southern constellation Centaurus.

Scientists believe there are 3 stars in the Alpha Centauri system, although Proxima Centauri – at.2 lightyears away from the other two, and the actual closest star to. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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COVID Update. J Biblio is open and shipping orders. Alpha Centauri and its surrounding stars. NASA/DSS. You may have heard that Russian philanthropist Yuri Milner and scientist Stephen Hawking, and others want to send a robotic explorer to the nearest star: Alpha Centauri. In fact, they want to send a fleet of them, a swarm of spacecraft each no bigger than a smartphone.

The key to a star’s appearance and lifespan is its mass. Heavier stars shine brighter but live shorter lives than less-massive example can be found in the two bright stars of Alpha Centauri, the leading light of the constellation Centaurus.

It’s the closest star system to our own, at a distance of about four of the stars is about 10 percent more massive.