triple star


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triple star

A multiple star with three components. See also binary star.
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The triple star system consists of three end-of-life stars with extremely dense masses.
Al comparar estos valores con los reportados en otras investigaciones para pimientos rojos, se aprecia que las tres variedades (Triple Star, Triple-4 y Viper) presentaron un contenido de solidos solubles totales superior al encontrado en cv.
LINGFIELD: 12.25 Little, 12.55 Acclamate, 1.25 Linton, 2.00 Pintrada, 2.35 Baltic Knight, 3.10 Arctic Lynx, 3.40 Triple Star.
Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Is given as a triple star in NGC 2000 catalogue.
This artist's impression shows a planet, right, orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B, centre, a member of the triple star system that is the closest to Earth
The belt, which looks like three simple kindred stars cinching the midsection, actually consists of a two-star system, a distant blue supergiant, and a triple star - lined up from our vantage point just by chance.
It shows up as a triple star system on closer examination, with the red giant dominating.
Scientists have long suspected that the brilliant star Polaris, or the North Star, is part of a triple star system.
The triple star award follows on from an ``Investors in People'' award won in 2000.
We're taking a census of all the nearby stars and whether or not they're double or triple star systems.
The nearest star to the sun is the triple star system Alpha Centauri, roughly four light-years from Earth -- 24 trillion miles!