a red dwarf star of magnitude 9.5 in the constellation Ophiuchus, having the largest known proper motion and being the nearest star to earth (5.9 light-years) beyond the Alpha Centauri system.
a red dwarf star in the constellation Ophiuchus having the largest proper motion known
A dim, main-sequence red dwarf in the constellation Ophiuchus that is the second nearest star to Earth after the Alpha-Centauri system. Although it is only 5.98 light-years from our solar system, it is too faint to be seen with the unaided eye. Barnard’s star has a greater proper motion (movement with respect to the background stars that is caused by an object’s own motion rather than by how it is viewed from Earth) than any other star. Barnard’s star is named for its identifier, American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard (1857-1923).
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a long, slender, decorative pin or brooch. Historical Examples Place this on the bar pin or brooch and then put the hook in its proper position. The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals Charles Conrad Sleffel These small accents are quite similar in design to bar pin motives. Industrial Arts Design William H. […]
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preposition with no exception Contemporary Examples bar none, the poshest place to stay is Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa in Sandhurst. Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt July 9, 2010 It has proven itself to be the winning strategy for the survival of our species, bar none. Mark Pagel in ‘Wired for Culture’ Makes […]
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barrow pit. a roadside borrow pit dug for drainage purposes. Historical Examples But James was playing, not to the bar pit, but to the English gallery. Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff