Aldebaran


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Al·deb·a·ran

 (ăl-dĕb′ər-ən)
n.
A binary star in the constellation Taurus, 68 light years from Earth, and one of the brightest stars in the sky.

[Middle English Aldeboran, from Medieval Latin Aldebaran, from Arabic ad-dabarān : al-, the + dabarān, following (the Pleiades) (from dabara, to follow; see dpr in Semitic roots).]

Aldebaran

(ælˈdɛbərən)
n
(Astronomy) 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
[C14: via Medieval Latin from Arabic al-dabarān the follower (of the Pleiades)]

Al•deb•a•ran

(ælˈdɛb ər ən)

n.
a first-magnitude star, orange in color, in the constellation Taurus.
[< Arabic al the + dabarān follower]

Al·deb·a·ran

(ăl-dĕb′ər-ən)
A very bright binary star in the constellation Taurus. See Note at Rigel.
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Noun1.Aldebaran - the brightest star in TaurusAldebaran - the brightest star in Taurus  
Taurus - a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere near Orion; between Aries and Gemini
References in classic literature ?
Tess's face and neck reflected the same warmth, which each gem turned into an Aldebaran or a Sirius--a constellation of white, red, and green flashes, that interchanged their hues with her every pulsation.
Then he learned that one other spirit had trembled with the same touch of wonder: that at his side, living under his roof and eating his bread, was a creature to whom he could say: "That's Orion down yonder; the big fellow to the right is Aldebaran, and the bunch of little ones-like bees swarming-they're the Pleiades.
Looking upward, I saw through a sudden rift in the clouds Aldebaran and the Hyades
If it were worth the while to settle in those parts near to the Pleiades or the Hyades, to Aldebaran or Altair, then I was really there, or at an equal remoteness from the life which I had left behind, dwindled and twinkling with as fine a ray to my nearest neighbor, and to be seen only in moonless nights by him.
The star Aldebaran will disappear behind the Moon at about 6.
Contractor name : SOCIEDAD DE VENTAS Y SERVICIOS ALDEBARAN LTDA.
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Al-Saadoun added that Aldebaran star will link up with the moon at 1 degree northwards, thus the star will be overshadowed and will not be visible in the Arab region.
Chief of Aldebaran Robotics Bruno Maisonnier says humanoid robots made by the company are already popular inside schools and old-age homes.
From July 21st until July 24th, Aldebaran, the World leader in humanoid robotics, will be showcasing at the RoboCup in Joao Pessoa (Brazil) its latest generation of NAO, NAO EVOLUTION, with its NAOqi 2.
To determine how human perception of a robot changed based on its role, researchers observed 60 interactions between college students and Nao, a social robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics, a French company specializing in humanoid robots.
President of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation Dr Abdulla Al Najjar was guest speaker at the launch, along with Aldebaran Robotics chief science officer Dr Jean-Christophe Baillie - who spoke about robotics and introduced the audience to Aldebaran's robot NAO.