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Which is the brightest star?

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Asked by Anil K Chugh, 14 Sep '07 04:23 pm
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Sirius
Answered by Janis, 14 Sep '07 05:37 pm

 
  
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Sun.......!!!!!!
Answered by Priya Sivaji, 14 Sep '07 07:08 pm

 
  
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Sirius..........
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 14 Sep '07 04:26 pm

 
  
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Sirius
Answered by sumati gayki, 22 Sep '09 12:44 pm

 
  
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The question actually belongs to ASTRONOMY or ASTROPHYSICS but sadly people confuse astrology with them. Astrology is NOT even a science.

Anyway the correct answer is not so easy to give since the brighness of the star depends on how far it is from us and how we are looking at it. Apart from our sun, Sirius appears to be the brightest star which can be seen from earth. But astronomers know about stars which are far far brighter than Sirius.
Answered by Arin M, 15 Sep '07 09:50 am

 
  
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Venus is not a star its a planet.
The brightest star as viewed from earth is Proxima Century. It looks bright because it is closest to earth (4.5 lightyears away)
Answered by Rakesh S, 14 Sep '07 05:09 pm

 
  
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Bright stars are bright because they have high luminosities and/or they are nearby, Sun being the nearest to earth with a distance of 0.000 016 light years is the brightest star in earth. A star named LBV 1806-20, located 30,000 to 49,000 light-years from the Sun, towards the center of the galaxy has an estimated variable luminosity of up to 38 million times that of the Sun making it comparably luminous to Eta Carinae or the Pistol Star, contenders for the most luminous known star.
Answered by Anniyan, 14 Sep '07 04:50 pm

 
  
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Dhruva tara
Answered by atul kumar sharma, 14 Sep '07 04:26 pm

 
  
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Uranus
Answered by Harish Sharma, 14 Sep '07 04:25 pm

 
  
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In hindi thats called "DHRUV TARA"
situated at north side of sky . if we r looking from east n cenral india
Answered by dey sunela, 14 Sep '07 04:25 pm

 
  
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