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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 previewFirefly Astronomy Dictionary (2003)

by John Woodruff

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

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Castor (Alpha Geminorum) Fomalhaut ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

The constellation's brightest stars are *Castor (Alpha Geminorum) and *Pollux ( Beta Geminorum). Zeta Geminorum is a Cepheid that varies between magnitudes 3.6 and 4.2 in a period of 10.2 days. Eta Geminorum is a red-giant semiregular ...

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 previewScience and Technology Encyclopedia (2000)

by The University of Chicago Press, Leszek Kołakowski

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

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 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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