a first-magnitude star, orange in color, in the constellation Taurus.
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How to use Aldebaran in a sentence
By now Pioneer 10 is roughly 12 billion miles away, headed in the direction of the star Aldebaran.
Aldebaran loomed, then faded in the viewports; another shift jumped them to a star whose human name Bart did not know.The Colors of Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
How much brighter is an ordinary first-magnitude star, such as Aldebaran or Spica, than a star just visible to the naked eye?A Text-Book of Astronomy | George C. Comstock
Suppose we leave here in my command-car, go to Kankad's Town, and wait there till the Aldebaran gets in.
"We were in quarters, aboard the Aldebaran and in the guesthouse at the airport," Kormork reported.
And with Aldebaran, we ought to be able to take the offensive against the city by this time tomorrow.
British Dictionary definitions for Aldebaran
a binary star, one component of which is a red giant, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. It appears in the sky close to the star cluster Hyades. Visual magnitude: 0.85; spectral type: K5III; distance: 65 light years
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Scientific definitions for Aldebaran
A red giant star in the constellation Taurus. Aldebaran is the thirteenth brightest star in the sky, with an apparent magnitude of 0.85. Scientific name: Alpha Tauri.
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