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Meaning of Barnard's star

Bar'nard's star'

Pronunciation: (bär'nurdz), [key]
  1. a red dwarf star of magnitude 9.5 in the constellation Ophiuchus, having the largest known proper motion and being the nearest star to earth (5.9 light-years) beyond the Alpha Centauri system.
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