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Tuesday, December 13, 2005
[Media Source*] Or would that be mini-Earth sized star?
(Space.com )The brightest star in our sky has a companion that's smaller than Earth yet 98 percent as massive as the Sun, a new study reveals.
Astronomers already knew the brilliant blue-white Sirius had a stellar companion. But they didn't know the object's mass. The new measurement, announced today, was done by an international team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope.
Sirius B, a white dwarf star is only 7,450 miles wide (compared to Earth's 7,973 miles) and yet is so massive that if a person weighing 150 pounds stood on this sun they would be crushed by their own body weight at around 55 million pounds! END
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