Dossier for Bea Blinker

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Height (solar diameters) = 500

Weight (mass in suns) = 1.2

Age = unknown

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Bea is an M7III star in a binary system. She has a white dwarf companion that orbits him once every 400 years or so. Bea lives in the constellation of Cetus (The Whale) about 417 light years away from Earth. Bea is very unstable, and was the first pulsating variable star to be discovered (1596). He increases in brightness by over 3 magnitudes over a 33-day period (see Bea's light curve). Bea's astronomy name is Mira, which means "Wonderful" in latin.

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1. Mira article
2. Mira light curve