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Definition of the noun alpha geminorum
What does alpha geminorum mean as a name of something?
- a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux
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Dictionary 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 ...
Firefly Astronomy Dictionary (2003)
by John Woodruff
Castor The star Alpha Geminorum, magnitude 1.58, distance 52 light years.
by The University of Chicago Press, Leszek Kołakowski
Its brightest stars are Castor (Alpha Geminorum. magnitude 1.57) and ...
by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
Castor (Alpha Geminorum) Fomalhaut ( Gamma ...
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 ...
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.
by Steve Luck
Its brightest stars are Castor (Alpha Geminorum) and Pollux (Beta Geminorum). gemma In botany and ...
The 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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