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Anchoring Starlight: Deneb

Astronomy Deneb, in the constellation of Cygnus, forms one corner of the three star group known as the Summer Triangle, prominent in the northern skies through much of the year, epecially of course in the Summer, with the river of stars that is the Milky Way behind it. It is one of the most luminous …

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Anchoring Starlight: Betelgeuse

Astronomy Betelgeuse (pronounced BETL–jooz), currently the brightest star in the constellation of Orion the Hunter, is about 640 light years away.  Currently – because this huge star (also known as Alpha Orionis), is a red supergiant that fluctuates between 300 and 400 times or more the diameter of the Sun, so that around 1850 it was …

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Anchoring Starlight: Arcturus

Arcturus is the fourth-brightest star in the sky. Its diameter is about 27 times that of the Sun, but its mass is similar. It is thought that several billion years from now our Sun will become like Arcturus. It lies 36 light years away in the constellation of Bootes, the Herdsman. Arcturus means bear-guard, for …

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