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Alpha Geminorum

Definition of the noun alpha geminorum

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  1. a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • scientific name: Castor
    • instance of: multiple star = a system of three or more stars associated by gravity
    • member of: Gemini = a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic

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Google previewDictionary of Astronomy (1997)

by Martin Ince

Formally called Alpha Geminorum, despite the custom that Alpha is usually the brightest star in a constellation, Castor in fact consists of six stars. A telescope resolves three stars, Castor A, B and C, and spectroscopic examination shows that ...

Google previewFirefly Astronomy Dictionary (2003)

by John Woodruff

Castor The star Alpha Geminorum, magnitude 1.58, distance 52 light years.

Google previewScience and Technology Encyclopedia (2000)

by The University of Chicago Press, Leszek Kołakowski

Its brightest stars are Castor (Alpha Geminorum. magnitude 1.57) and ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Castor (Alpha Geminorum) Fomalhaut ( Gamma ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Alpha Geminorum see Castor. alpha globulin Biochemistry, a kind of plasma globulin having alpha electrophoretic mobility. alpha helix Molecular Biology, an element of secondary structure found in proteins; it consists of a right-handed helical ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

Scientific name: Alpha Geminorum. catabolism (ka-tab'a-llz'am) The phase of metabolism in which energy, in the form of ATP, is produced by the breakdown of complex molecules, such as starches, proteins and fats, into simpler ones.

Google previewThe American Desk Encyclopedia (1998)

by Steve Luck

Its brightest stars are Castor (Alpha Geminorum) and Pollux (Beta Geminorum). gemma In botany and ...

Google previewThe Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography, Statistics, and General Knowledge ... (1897)

by John Clark Ridpath

Alpha Geminorum is a well-known double star. 0. and P. is also the name given to a meteor seen at sea, and which, under the form of twin balls of fire, attaches itself to the masts of ships. Sailors predict fair weather therefrom. Castofenm ...

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Small photo of A bright white-bluish star named Castor or Alpha Geminorum in the constellation Gemini taken with CCD camera and medium focal length telescope More...

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