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Question:
Why is Sirius A called the dog star?


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- Sirius A is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (translates: large dog). It follows the warrior, Orion, in the night sky.

Vince Calder


Sirius is called the dog star because it is in the constellation Canus Major - the big dog.

Have you heard of the "dog days of summer?" Check it out. That name is related to Sirius, also.

Larry Krengel



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