FC: Bellatrix By: Emily Cronin and Meagan Goodridge
1: REMEMBERING THE JOURNEY AND JOYFUL EXPERIENCES OF THE BIRTH & LIFE OF OUR BABY _______________ | DATE_______ | The name Bellatrix is Latin for "female warrior." It used to be known as the "amazon star." The name originally referred to Capella, but was transferred to Gamma Orionis, by the Vienna School of astronomers in the 15th century. It is one of the four navigational stars in Orion that are used for celestial navigation.
2: Apparent Magnitude: 1.64 Distance: 243 light years Location: In the constellation "Orion's armpit" or to the right of Betelgeuse
4: Bellatrix is a high mass star and is a giant star. It is an estimated 20 million years old. It is in the orange giant stage of its life cycle. Bellatrix is nearing the end of its life cycle. It will slowly disintegrate in a white dwarf.
6: Bellatrix's Life Cycle: -Formed in a nebula -Formed into a proto-star -Is currently burning through its chemical elements. This is what gives off its blue glow -Bellatrix is estimated to burn through its energy soon and die as a white dwarf
8: Importance to Big History: Bellatrix allows us to gather its chemical makeup to see what chemical elements are being created inside. It also allows us to find the age of the star and how it relates with the Big Bang.
10: Works Cited: - http;//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bellatrix - http://astropixels.com/stars/bellatrix-01.html - http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/bellatrix - http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/interests/bellatrix