Unit 5 research - fact separate stars The Mizar star is located in the middle of the Big Dipper(the handle and was the first star to be seen

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2. Most stars are binary stars; about half are part of a binary system. Binary stars follow and elliptical orbit. They orbit one another and are kept in orbit by the pull of their respective gravity. Mizar A and Mizar B are binary stars, but they are so close together that they cannot be seen separately. However, the Doppler Effect shows that they are, in
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Unformatted text preview: fact, separate stars. The Mizar star is located in the middle of the Big Dipper (the handle), and was the first star to be seen through a telescope. The system is said to be 88 million light years away, making it one of the closest systems in the universe....
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2009 for the course MGMT 303 taught by Professor Scott during the Spring '08 term at Agnes Scott College.

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