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The 7 Most Stunning Constellations

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The 7 Most Stunning Constellations

Humans have been around for a long time, there’s no way to tell, but I’m certain we’ve been looking up towards the heavens and admired the beauty of the night’s sky. Hence, our collection of the 7 Most Stunning Constellations.

A long, long time ago, our forefathers identified large and bright stars which appeared to be located close together and looked like something that is found here on Earth. In reality, this is extremely untrue and the stars are vastly spread out and apart from one another.

Constellations are simply a collection of stars which make the shape of an object. The concept that these stars are close to each other would be true if the Universe was flat. However, the third dimension (depth) is what separates these stars from one another by unfathomable distances.

Regardless of the 7 most stunning constellations, they’re just stars floating in the Universe which make arbitrary shapes that we try to impose on specks of light – not to burst your bubble or anything.

If you were to have told our ancestors that these bight little specks in the night’s sky were separated by distances measured in light years, which 1 light year equates to 5,878,625,373,183 Miles; they’d probably fall over backwards and be that night’s dinner for a Saber-tooth Tiger, T-Rex or something vicious like that.

The stunning constellations we’re all familiar with today stem from Greek Mythology and have a rich history in their conception, patterns and stories which accompany them.

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On to the fun part, here is our list!

The 7 Most Stunning Constellations!

Stunning Constellation #7: Ursa Minor

  • Constellation Family Name: The Little Bear

  • Main Stars: 7

  • Stars with Planets: 4

  • Brightest Star: Polaris

  • Nearest Star: U U UMi

  • Messier Objects: 0

  • Best Visibility: June, 9 p.m.

 

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Stunning Constellation #6: Virgo

  • Constellation Family Name: Zodiac

  • Main Stars: 9, 15

  • Stars with Planets: 29

  • Brightest Star: Spica

  • Nearest Star: Ross 128

  • Messier Objects: 11

  • Best Visibility: May, 9 p.m.

 

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Stunning Constellation #5: Perseus

  • Constellation Family Name: Perseus

  • Main Stars: 19

  • Stars with Planets: 7

  • Brightest Star: Per

  • Nearest Star: G 174-14

  • Messier Objects: 2

  • Best Visibility: December, 9 p.m.

 

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Stunning Constellation #4: Hercules

  • Constellation Family Name: Hercules

  • Main Stars: 14, 22

  • Stars with Planets: 15

  • Brightest Star: Her

  • Nearest Star: Gliese 661

  • Messier Objects: 2

  • Best Visibility: July, 9 p.m.

 

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Stunning Constellation #3: Cassiopeia

  • Constellation Family Name: Perseus

  • Main Stars: 5

  • Stars with Planets: 7

  • Brightest Star: Cas

  • Nearest Star: Cas

  • Messier Objects: 2

  • Best Visibility: November, 9 p.m.

 

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Stunning Constellation #2: Andromeda

  • Constellation Family Name: Perseus

  • Main Stars: 16

  • Stars with Planets: 12

  • Brightest Star: And

  • Nearest Star: Ross 248

  • Messier Objects: 3

  • Best Visibility: November, 9 p.m.

 

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Stunning Constellation #1: Orion

  • Constellation Family Name: Orion

  • Main Stars: 7

  • Stars with Planets: 10

  • Brightest Star: Rigel

  • Nearest Star: Ross GJ 3379

  • Messier Objects: 3

  • Best Visibility: January, 9 p.m.

 

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  1. Cheryl Sedlock

    Stars and planets always interest me. I try too research what I don;t understand, such as, I never knew Mars had 2 moons. Tho they look more like asteroids.

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