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English

Etymology

Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1662. From mirus

Proper noun

  1. A binary star in the constellation Cetus; Omicron (ο) Boötis. The system contains a variable red giant and a white dwarf. Its brightness varies from a magnitude 2 at its brightest to a magnitude 10 at its dimmest.

Translations

  • French: Mira
  • German: Mira
  • Russian: Мира
  • Spanish: Mira
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