triple star


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triple star

A multiple star with three components. See also binary star.
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Caption: Proxima Centauri is part of a triple star system just over four light-years from the sun (distances shown to scale).
En la variedad California, que presento el mayor valor, y en Triple Star y Triple-4, se obtuvieron niveles superiores, con 1281, 1146 y 1071[micro]mol eq Trolox/100g, respectivamente.
Centaurus contains Proxima Centauri, the red dwarf that is the nearest known star to our Sun, as well as Alpha Centauri, which is a binary star to which Proxima Centauri may be gravitationally bound to form a triple star system.
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
Also honored was Amelia Riggs of WJ Bradley Mortgage who received the Triple star award of outstanding service to the community and dedication to the real estate industry.
Also celebrating were Middlesbrough College BTEC students - 398 of whom achieved high grades including 60 who attained triple star distinctions (D*D*D*), the highest grade possible for their course.
It is just over one third of the mass of our Sun, and it is part of a triple star system known as Gliese 667.
The object shows itself only in truly dark skies as a soft washed-out glow slightly elongated in north-east to south-west direction with a faint triple star just east (see sketch).