General information on the Sirius Solar System

The star Sirius is one of our closest neighbours, only 8.7 light years away. Sirius is one of the brightest stars seen from Earth. If you draw a straight line through the three bright stars in Orion’s Belt, Sirius is the bright star down to the left. Sirius is a doublestar. The smallest companion can’t be seen by the naked eye. Sirius B’s orbit was calculated about 150 years ago. The two components are revolving about a common center of mass in about 50 years.

The Egyptians followed a ”sirius calendar” of 360 days.

The Dogons, a west African tribe, claims that their ancestors came from Sirius, and they knew about the invisible star. According to French antropologists, Sirius B was part of the Dogon mythology even before its existence was suspected among Western scientists.

The Sirians have dark blue skin because of the ultraviolet radiation on their planet. Their planet moves in irregular orbits between the two stars. The distance is 4.47 AU when closest to Sirius A, 0.1 AU when when closest to Sirius B.

There was even a suspicion of a third body, the socalled Albada-Lindenblad irregularity.

According to the scientists, Sirius Solar System is not fit for life.

Link to Sirius art.

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