"the settled land" (Hadar)

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Hadar is the 10th brightest star in the sky. Take a look at the list of the Brightest Stars

Beta Centauri (proper name Hadar) is a blue-white super giant and in about 4,000 years, the proper motion of Alpha Centauri will carry it close enough to Beta Centauri that they will appear to be a magnificent double star. Since Beta Centauri is about 300 light years away, they will be an optical double. Now the two stars look like two eyes, the right one (Beta) distinctly blue. They are called the 'pointer stars' since they point to the Southern Cross to the west. Some of the Australian aboriginals call them 'The Two Men that once were Lions'. Other aboriginals call them the twins that created the world.

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