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Canis Major

Sirius, the Dog Star, the dominant star within the Canis Major constellation. Source: iryna / Adobe Stock

What Makes Sirius, the Dog Star, So Special?

The accolade of “brightest star in the sky as viewed from Earth” goes to the well-known star Sirius, popularly called the Dog Star due to its role as the dominant star in the Canis Major , meaning...
Sirius Star

The ancient wonder and veneration of the dog star Sirius

Sirius, the brightest star in our sky, has been the object of wonder and veneration to ancient peoples throughout the whole of human history. Si rius is also known as the "Dog Star", reflecting its...