Sirius, the "Dog Star," is the brightest star of the constellation named Canis Major, which means the Greater Dog in Latin. At a distance of 8.7 light-years, Sirius is the fifth nearest star known. Sirius' color appears a brilliant white tinged with a distinctive bluish hue. An admirer of Sirius once compared its sparkle to that of a brilliant diamond.
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