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An X-ray image of the Sirius star system located 8.6 light years from Earth. This image shows two sources and a spike-like pattern due to the support structure for the transmission grating. The bright source is Sirius B, a white dwarf star that has a surface temperature of about 25,000 degrees Celsius which produces very low energy X-rays.

The Chandra X-ray image of Sirius A & B, a double star system located light years from Earth, shows a bright source and a dim source. This is not visible with the naked eye.

Venus appears as a blazing star to the eye alone. But if you looked at it through a telescope now, you'd find it showing a phase and appearing approximately half illuminated.

Between now and late March, when Venus flies between us and the sun - thereby entering our morning sky - those with telescopes will see Venus wane, like a

Immaculate star might be the most perfectly spherical object in the universe

Immaculate star might be the most perfectly spherical object in the universe

Imagine that in 69 years, we could have an up-close view of a whole other star.

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━╋━▇╱╲▇━╋━ The Egyptian depiction of Orion (or as they called Osiris) above the Three Pyramids of Giza. The three stars in Orion’s belt align perfectly with the three pyramids of Giza from an aerial view

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How did an Ancient Tribe in Africa, called Dogon, know about the star Sirius's orbital path and even know that it's a binary star system. Even though it's impossible to see Sirius B (the smaller star in the system) with the naked eye?

Beyond the Frontier II - Centre of Power ends in a couple of hours, so it's time to finally finish work! I proudly present you "Sirius B", my submission. Sirius B

The brightest star visible from any part of Earth is Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Sirius is sometimes called the Dog Star.

Glorious Sirius looks like one bright star but is actually a binary system (composed of 2 stars - Sirius A, the brighter and Sirius B, a faint white dwarf). It glitters like a silver-blue diamond.

This ground-based image was taken by Japanese amateur astronomer Akira Fujii and shows a close-up of #Sirius. Credit: Akira Fujii

This ground-based image was taken by Japanese amateur astronomer Akira Fujii and shows a close-up of Credit: Akira Fujii

Sirius is the brightest star in the sky AKA Lokabrenna by the Nordic people.  The name meant “burning by Loki”, or “Loki’s torch”,

Sirius is the brightest star in the sky AKA Lokabrenna by the Nordic people. The name meant “burning by Loki”, or “Loki’s torch”,

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