10 Interesting Facts About Star Constellations
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10 Interesting Facts About Star Constellations

February 22, 2013 Peter Christoforou 5

1: Constellations Are Star Patterns In The Night Sky Constellations (“set of stars”) are basically groups of stars that have imaginatively been linked together to depict mythological characters, animals and objects from mankind’s past. This allowed […]

20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes
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20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Yajnavalkya (9th century BC): “The sun strings these worlds – the earth, the planets, the atmosphere – to himself on a thread.” Homer (8th century BC): ” The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie […]

Interesting Facts About Ursa Major
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Interesting Facts About Ursa Major

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

The Great Bear In Latin, “ursus” means bear, while in Greek the word is “arktos”, hence the name Arctic (“bearish”) which describes the far northern region of the Earth where the constellation of Ursa Major […]

Interesting Facts About Orion
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Interesting Facts About Orion

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Winter Is Coming Orion can be seen by observers located between +85° and -75° of latitude, with the constellation’s appearance at night signalling that winter is coming. That is at least true from mid-northern latitudes […]

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