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Definition of the noun alpha centauri

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  1. brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun


"Alpha Centauri" a.k.a. "Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri": Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is a science fiction 4X turn-based strategy video game, the sequel to the Civilization series. Sid Meier, designer of Civilization, and Brian Reynolds, designer of Civilization II, developed Alpha Centauri after they left MicroProse to join the newly created developer Firaxis Games. Electronic Arts released both Alpha Centauri and its expansion, Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire, in 1999. In the following year, Aspyr Media and Loki Software ported both titles over to Mac OS and Linux.


"Alpha Centauri" is a book by Michael Capobianco & William Barton, long-listed work.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1997-07


Alpha Centauri, played by Stuart Fell and voiced by Ysanne Churchman, is a fictional alien delegate for the Galactic Federation who appears in two serials of the BBC television series Doctor Who.


  1. "Alpha Centauri" is an album by the German electronic music group Tangerine Dream. The music on this album is quite different from Tangerine Dream’s first album Electronic Meditation, partly because of a heavier reliance on keyboards and electronic technology, although they still mostly remain in the background: the dominant instruments on the album are organ and flute. The other difference is that this album focuses on dark, spacey soundscapes as opposed to jam sessions. The shift in instrumentation resulted in an atmosphere dubbed by Edgar Froese himself as Kosmische musik.
  2. "Alpha Centauri" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  3. "Alpha Centauri" is a composition.
  4. "Alpha Centauri" is a musical album of Alpha Centauri.
    • released in (38 years ago)
  5. "Alpha Centauri" is a composition.


Alpha Centauri is a musical group.


Alpha Centauri is a record label.


Alpha Centauri or Toliman is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Centaurus and the third brightest star in the night sky. The Alpha Centauri system is located 1.34 parsecs or 4.37 light years from the Sun, making it the closest star system to our Solar System. Although it appears to the unaided eye as a single object, Alpha Centauri is actually a binary star system whose combined visual magnitude of −0.27 makes it the third brightest star seen from Earth after the −1.46 magnitude Sirius and the −0.72 magnitude Canopus.

  • also known as Alpha Centauri AB, Rigel Kent, Rigil Kent, Rigil/Rigel Kentaurus, Toliman, Bungula

Phrases with Alpha Centauri

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  2. Alpha Centauri B
  3. Alpha Centauri C

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Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

Its brightest star, *Alpha Centauri (Rigil Kentaurus or Toliman), is actually a triple star, one member of which, *Proxima Centauri, is the closest star to the Sun. Beta Centauri (*Hadar or Agena) is another bright star. *Omega Centauri is the most ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia (2000)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Alpha Centauri Triple star in the constellation Centaurus, the faintest component of which, Proxima Centauri, is currently the closest star to the sun (about 4.3 light- years away). The two brighter components are about 0.1 light-year farther from ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

Alpha Centauri (al'fa sen-tor'e) A triple star system in the constellation Centaurus that is the third brightest star in the night sky, with an apparent magnitude of -0.27 , and the star nearest to Earth, at a distance of about 4.2 light-years. The two ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Alpha Centauri. alpha-adrenergic blocker see alpha blocker. alpha-amanitin Mycology, a type of amanatin poison found in mushrooms belonging to the genus ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

ALPHA CENTAURI. Ranking third in apparent brightness among the stars, Alpha Centauri has a true brightness value of 1.5 as compared with unity for the sun. Alpha Centauri is a yellow, spectral type G star and is one of the terminal stars in ...

Google previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

*Canopus, "Alpha Centauri, Vega, Capella, Arcturus, Rigel, Procyon, Achernar, "Beta Centauri, Betelguese, Altair, "Alpha Crucis, Aldebaran, Pollux, Spica, Antares, Fomalhaut, Deneb, and Regulus. (Those marked with an asterisk (*) cannot ...

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