Re: New Planet Discovered in Nearby Solar System

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 23:43:08 MDT

From: Ifrit (, Date: Fri Aug 11 2000

>The star was Epsilon something...sounds too close to not be the same

I forgot to mention in my previous post (or maybe someone else
did.. I'm not on the list) that "epsilon something" is a very common
name for a star- being typically the approx. 4th brightest star in a
stellar constellation (alpha- 1st brightest, beta- 2nd, delta- 3rd,
epsilon- 4th...). For example, alpha Lyrae is the brightest star
in the constellation Lyrae.



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