Encyclopedia > Aludra

  Article Content


Aludra is a star in the constellation Canis Major approximately 3200 light years away. It is categorized as a blue B5Ia supergiant-- 100 times larger than our Sun and 100,000 times brighter, or luminous.

The name Aludra originates from the Arabic: Al 'Adhra, the singular of Al 'Adhara, "The Virgins." In ancient times Arabic astrologers/astronomers referred to a group of four stars in the Canis Major constellation, also known as the "Greater Dog", as Al `Adhara.

see Star to learn more about stars

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
List of rare diseases starting with A

... visual[?] Agoraphobia Agrizoophobia[?] Agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria[?] Agyria-pachygyria type 1[?] Agyrophobia[?] Ahumada-Del Castillo syndrome[?] ...

This page was created in 34.5 ms