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Meaning of "Sirius B" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SIRIUS B

Sirius B  [ˈsɪrɪəs biː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIRIUS B

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sirius B is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SIRIUS B MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sirius B

Sirius

Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. With a visual apparent magnitude of −1.46, it is almost twice as bright as Canopus, the next brightest star. The name "Sirius" is derived from the Ancient Greek: Σείριος Seirios. The star has the Bayer designation Alpha Canis Majoris. What the naked eye perceives as a single star is actually a binary star system, consisting of a white main-sequence star of spectral type A1V, termed Sirius A, and a faint white dwarf companion of spectral type DA2, called Sirius B. The distance separating Sirius A from its companion varies between 8.2 and 31.5 AU. Sirius appears bright because of both its intrinsic luminosity and its proximity to Earth. At a distance of 2.6 parsecs, as determined by the Hipparcos astrometry satellite, the Sirius system is one of Earth's near neighbors. For Northern-hemisphere observers between 30 degrees and 73 degrees of latitude, it is the closest star that can be seen with the naked eye. Sirius is gradually moving closer to the Solar System, so it will slightly increase in brightness over the next 60,000 years.

Definition of Sirius B in the English dictionary

The definition of Sirius B in the dictionary is a very faint white dwarf star, companion to Sirius, the brightest star in the sky after the sun.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SIRIUS B


be
biː
bee
biː
bride-to-be
ˌbraɪdtəˈbiː
bumblebee
ˈbʌmbəlˌbiː
CRB
ˌsiːɑːˈbiː
d.o.b.
ˌdiːəʊˈbiː
FMB
ˌɛfɛmˈbiː
FRB
ˌɛfɑːˈbiː
Frisbee
ˈfrɪzbiː
honeybee
ˈhʌnɪˌbiː
maybe
ˈmeɪˌbiː
mothers-to-be
ˈmʌðəztəˈbiː
NCB
ˌɛnsiːbiː
OMB
ˌəʊɛmˈbiː
OTB
ˌəʊtiːˈbiː
R&B
ˌɑːrənˈbiː
renminbi
ˌrɛnˌmɪnˈbiː
Seabee
ˈsiːˌbiː
wannabe
ˈwɒnəˌbiː
wannabee
ˈwɒnəˌbiː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIRIUS B

Siracusa
Siraj-ud-daula
sircar
sirdar
sire
siree
siren
siren call
siren song
sirenian
sirenic
sirenize
Siret
sirgang
siri
siriasis
sirih
Sirius

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIRIUS B

B & B
B Sky B
hepatitis B
Linear B
R & B
Tocharian B
vitamin B

Synonyms and antonyms of Sirius B in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Sirius B» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

天狼星B
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Sirius B
570 millions of speakers

English

Sirius B
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सीरियस बी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سيريوس B
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Sirius B
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Sirius B
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Sirius বি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Sirius B
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sirius B
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sirius B
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シリウスB
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시리우스 B
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sirius B
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Sirius B
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிரியஸ் பி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Sirius बी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sirius B
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Sirio B
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Syriusz B
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Sirius B
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Sirius B
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Sirius B
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Sirius B
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Sirius B
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sirius B
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIRIUS B»

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The Sirius Mystery
Robert Temple traces the traditions of the Dogon and three related tribes back 5, 000 years to the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Sumer and Egypt.
Robert Temple, 1999
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Ascension Magick: Ritual, Myth and Healing for the New Aeon
When interviewed by a Westerner, the Dogon revealed information about Sirius B , a white dwarf star in a system with the visible Sirius A. Sirius B is not visible without a powerful telescope. When asked about their knowledge of Sirius B, they  ...
Christopher Penczak, 2007
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Sirius: Brightest Diamond in the Night Sky
Our very best determination of the radius of Sirius B now comes from the Hubble Space Telescope. The observations, which are described in more detail later, provide a number of fundamental details about Sirius B. One of these is an ...
J. B. Holberg, 2007
4
Sirius Matters
These two studies checked specifically the residuals of the motion of Sirius B around the A component, and searched for a periodical perturbation of B that could explain the deviations from the calculated two-body solution. Both studies ...
Noah Brosch, 2008
5
The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe through the ...
Discovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars Fred Schaaf. more in a moment). Sirius B is the brightest of all white dwarfs in apparent magnitude because it is the closest. The data on the Pup leaves no doubt as to the nature of  ...
Fred Schaaf, 2008
6
The Physics of Metrology: All about Instruments: From ...
Of spectral type A5, Sirius B is hotter than our Sun, itself a spectral type G2 star, and the respective differences in surface temperature make the intensity of light from Sirius B four times that of light from the Sun. Sirius locates 8.7 light-years (ly)  ...
Alex Hebra, 2010
7
The Life of Stars: The Controversial Inception and Emergence ...
4.6 Left: A unique image of Sirius-B taken by the Chandra X-ray satellite in October 1999, during the testing period. The bright source is Sirius B, which produces very low energy X rays. The dim source at the position of Sirius A may be due to ...
Giora Shaviv, 2009
8
White Dwarfs
A primary objective of our FUSE observations is to measure the gravitational redshift of Sirius B from the Lyman series lines. This requires both an accurate absolute wavelength scale for the FUSE spectrum as well as accurate estimates for the ...
Domitilla de Martino, 2003
9
A Skywatcher's Year
Unfortunately, this companion, called Sirius B, is not readily apparent in small telescopes; it takes a powerful, well-tuned set of optics to catch its glint next to Sirius A, which is 10,000 times brighter. Nevertheless, a window of opportunity to  ...
Jeff Kanipe, 1999
10
Horizons: Exploring the Universe
The first frame of □ Figure 8-12 shows a photograph of our Favorite Star Sirius, which is a visual binary sys- tem made up of the bright star Sirius A and its white dwarf companion Sirius B. The photo was taken in 1960. Successive frames in ...
Michael Seeds, Dana Backman, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIRIUS B»

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Astro-Challenge: Taming the Pup-Can You Glimpse Sirius B?
Sirius A and B in x-rays courtesy of Chandra. ... The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to spot Sirius B in the glare of its host. The contrast in brightness ... «Universe Today, Dec 14»
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Observing Challenge: 6 White Dwarf Stars to See in Your Backyard …
Dazzling Sirius, with its white dwarf companion to the lower left. ... Sirius B: This is the nearest white dwarf to the Earth at 8.6 light years distant. Shining at ... «Universe Today, Jul 14»
3
Twinkle, twinkle, little star: Sirius, the brightest star in the sky …
Sirius, also known as the Dog Star or Sirius A, is the brightest star in Earth's night ... as a surprise to astronomers was the discovery of a companion star, Sirius B, ... «Daily Mail, Jun 14»
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'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' (Monday's Episode 8) --Preview …
Sirius, one of the brightest stars in the sky, has an invisible companion: Sirius B, the nearest white dwarf to Earth is at a distance of about 8.5 light years (a light ... «The Daily Galaxy, Apr 14»
5
Let's Get 'Sirius' About the Dog Star, Sky's Brightest Twinkler
Even today, Sirius is associated with the so-called dog days of summer, though that dates ... Sirius A is a white star twice the sun's mass, while Sirius B is a white ... «Indian Country Today Media Network, Feb 14»
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Tila Tequila on Facebook: Hitler defense, Paul Walker's 'murder' and …
Also, she is claiming to be a goddess from Sirius B. The former star of “A Shot at Love” was never normal. But this is definitely new heights of strangeness. «Zap2it.com, Dec 13»
7
Sirius, Star of the Dog Days
Sirius B is a white dwarf, the hot, dense core of a star that was once like Sirius A. Sirius B is too faint to be seen without a telescope. The two stars orbit each ... «ChicagoNow, Jul 13»
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Sirius: Brightest Star in Earth's Night Sky
Because Sirius is so bright, it was well-known to the ancients. What came as a surprise to astronomers was the discovery of a companion star, Sirius B, in 1862. «Space.com, Jun 13»
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Serious Stargazing: Spot Bright Star Sirius This Week
It's Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night sky. ... Sirius B is only one ten-thousandth as bright as Sirius A, but by 1914, spectroscopic observations had ... «Space.com, Feb 13»
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White Dwarfs Can Mimic Black Holes, Astronomers Claim
This picture is an artist's impression showing how the binary star system of Sirius A and its diminutive blue companion, Sirius B, might appear to an interstellar ... «Sci-News.com, Dec 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sirius B [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sirius-b>. Sep 2019 ».
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