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Friday: December 11, 2009

The Big Dipper constellation gets an upgrade via brand new star addition.The Big Dipper constellation gets an upgrade via brand new star addition.

Alcor, the bright star that forms the bend in the dipper's 'handle,' has a dim red dwarf star orbiting it.  They've put out this very pretty image, in which Alcor is renamed Alcor A, and its newly-found satellite star is called Alcor B.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:39 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | addition | alcor | bigdipper | formation | improvement | satellite | space | star | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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