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06/02/2021

Is there a bear with a long tail?

Is there a bear with a long tail?

Bears do not have long tails, but short, stumpy tails. Bears have a short tail, which is vestigial. Evolution has changed the tail throughout time, as there was no advantage to the bear having a long tail. There has been no evidence of a long tail from fossils, but it is thought that they once had long tails.

What is the North Star called?

Polaris

Is Venus the North Star?

No. The North Star is Polaris, an actual star. Venus is a planet, and is usually seen near the Sun. It’s sometimes referred to as the morning star, or the evening star, even though it isn’t a star at all.

Is Sirius the Dog Star the North Star?

Stargazers might often believe that Polaris, more commonly known as the North Star, is the brightest in the sky. Sirius, the “Dog Star” of the Canis Major constellation, takes the cake.

What is the oldest star?

List of oldest stars

Name Age Distance
2MASS J18082002-5104378 B 13.53 billion years 1950 ly
SMSS J031300.36-670839.3 13.6 billion years 6000 ly
BD +17° 3248 13.8 ± 4 billion years 968 ly
HD 140283 or the Methuselah Star 14.46 ± 0.8 billion years 190 ly

What is the closest star to Earth?

Proxima Centauri

What are the 20 closest stars to Earth?

Stars Closest to the Sun in the Hipparcos Catalogue

HIP Name Chart
70890 Proxima Centauri 985
71681 alpha Centauri B 985
71683 alpha Centauri A 985
87937 Barnard’s Star 1273

Do any visible stars have planets?

Within 10 parsecs (32.6 light-years), there are 97 exoplanets listed as confirmed by the NASA Exoplanet Archive. Among the over 400 known stars within 10 parsecs, around 60 have been confirmed to have planetary systems; 51 stars in this range are visible to the naked eye, nine of which have planetary systems.

How many planets are there in the Universe 2020?

For those of you who like to see gigantic numbers written out in full, around 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets in our observable Universe, and that’s only counting planets that are orbiting stars.