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A Faint Star Orbiting the Big Dipper's Alcor Discovered


December 9, 2009

Alcor New observations of Alcor, one of the stars that makes the constellation known as the Big Dipper's, have uncovered a smaller companion star named Alcor B. Project 1640 was able to show that the two stars moved together using "common parallactic motion." Full Story

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American Museum of Natural History

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