PDA

View Full Version : Extra Star Found in the Big Dipper



Fraser
2009-Dec-10, 03:20 AM
The handle of the Big Dipper just got stronger! Astronomers have found an additional star located in the Dipper's gripper that is invisible to the unaided eye. Alcor, one of the stars that makes the bend in the Big Dipper's handle has a smaller red dwarf companion orbiting it. Now known as [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2009/12/09/extra-star-found-in-the-big-dipper/)