The Brightest Star in the Sky

At night a few stars shine brighter than the rest.

Perhaps the ever infamous good night tune about stars, Twinkle Twinkle, brings back feelings of nostalgia, or for some yesterday’s goodnight tune. Whatever the case may be, stars are interesting atmospheric entities that strike many of us as appealing and intriguing. If so, some of us wonder what stars are, or how they formed, or even more so which are the brightest. Stars being made of luminous balls of plasma, are unknown by many scientists as to where they originated, but we do know which are the brightest. The list below is the location of some of the brightest stars in the sky:

1) The Sun, yes that is correct, the brightest star in the sky and our galaxy is the sun. It is a giant ball of hot plasma interlocked with magnetic fields. Its location being at the center of the solar system provides just the correct amount of heat for us humans to live on earth.

2) Sirius, being the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, derives from the Greek mythological name Seirious meaning glow or scorch. To the naked eye, Sirius appears as one giant laminating star, but rather is actually a binary system of stars that consists of a white main sequences and white dwarf companions.

3) Canopus, holding down the record as being the brightest star within the southern constellation of Carina, comes in a close second behind Sirius. This star which is generally seen by countries below the equator such as Tasmania and Australia was also named after a Greek mythological origin from a boat named Canopus sailed on by Menelaus.





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