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Constellations have fascinated astronomers for centuries. They are arbitrary formations of stars perceived as a figure or design, especially one of 88 recognized groups named after characters from classical mythology and various common animals and objects. Questions about the various constellations of stars are what this category is all about.
Answer One way to find Polaris, the North Star, is to look for the "Big Dipper" and then look at the two stars forming the edge of the "bowl" on the dipper opposite the handle (these are Merak and Dubhe). Look straight along the line formed by the two stars "up" from the dipper about twice the dis…
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One way to find Polaris, the North Star, is to look for the "Big Dipper" and then look at the two stars forming the edge of the "bowl" on the dipper opposite the handle (these are Merak and Dubhe). Look straight along the line formed by the two stars "up" from the dipper about twice the distance tha…
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The Seven Sisters The Pleiades star Cluster is also known as the "Seven Sisters" and it's found in the constellation Taurus (it's the "heart of the bull"). Falling Stars True stars never fall. Stars are gigantic balls of hot hydrogen and helium. The sun is a star. The other stars are vast dis…
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Ursa Major means the Great Bear. This large constellation incorporates the Big Dipper
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Ursa Major Stars are scattered randomly across the sky. Apart from the rare exceptions, the stars that make up constellations have absolutely nothing to do with each other except that they're close to the same direction from the solar system. The stars which make up the Big Dipper are actually hundr…
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The scale below is given as an instructive tool, to give a general idea of how the magnitude scale works. The scale below is intended to be roughly visual; the human eye's (dark-adapted) detection efficiency peaks around 495 nanometers, while the formal photoelectric V peak (a filtered band intended…
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Orion Orion will be visible in the night sky at different times of the year. As the Earth progresses around the Sun, the stars (including those that make up Orion) will be above the horizon at different times of the day. If one cannot see Orion in the night sky, it's because it's above the horizon…
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A constellation is a group of stars thought to make a shape in the night sky. Most are not actually close astronomically, but appear that way in the sky. Various groups of stars were historically seen as forming patterns, or outlines, that are identified in astronomy and astrology. There are 88 desi…
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They didn't find out about constellations...Long time ago, it was easier to remember certain stars by grouping them with others, and naming that constellation to what the picture looked like (stars connected). I may be wrong, but this is what I've been taught. It was a long time ago, so if anyone ha…
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Constellation Camelopardalis The constellation Camelopardalis is visible year-round in the northern hemisphere. It is easy to locate due to its close proximity to Polaris in Ursa Minor, marking the North Celestial Pole. In the summer sky, Camelopardalis can be located fairly low on the northern h…
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Orion [See Link] is a constellation and thus has many stars of different distances from us. The nearest is GJ 3379 at around 17 light years. The brightest is Rigel at around 800 light years.
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Ursa Major is also known as the Great Bear. Part of it is also known as the Big Dipper.
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Answer That would depend on where you looked at it from. All constellations depend on where they are seen from. If our planet were orbiting around a different star, most, if not all the constillations would look different. If you are on the Earth, it's not in any constellation.
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Virgo is visible in the evenings in late May, June and July. It may be possible to see Virgo in August and September in the twilight.
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The constellations were named to be easily identified for cultural and religious reasons. Most of the constellations were created and named during the bulk of the Mesopotamian era.
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There is no single answer to this question. The stars' distances can range from 10 or so light years to about 60,000 light years. You have to specify which stars.
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Alpha and snow cap are both types of beans. Snow Cap beans are usually eaten with coconut and sometimes with azuki beans.
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well when your fighting its best to have big knuckles, i don't know about having a bony hand, but your knuckles, the bigger the better when your fighting because it feels like a bigger rock hitting a person, but mostly what your born with is what you have, unless your a professional fighter, then y…
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Since Phoenix is considered a minor southern constellation and it's stars are not very bright, the only star that was really named was Alpha Phoenicis or Aanka (Arabic for "the boat") Check out the link below under "Sources and related links:" for more detailed information.
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Gemini - "Gemini" is the Latin translation of the Greek Didymoi, "the Twins." Many potential candidates were suggested as Gemini's original twins, but many ancient sources attribute them to being Castor and Pollux.In Greek mythology, Pollux and Castor were twin brothers. They were the twin sons of a…
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Most of the brightest stars are named after characters in the mythology from various cultures. Many of them have different names depending on where you are in the world. They were often named in pre-history by our ancestors. Modern astronomers have given the stars new names so that they can keep tra…
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It means "The Fly"
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Eta Piscium is a yellow giant.
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ANSWER draco comes from the greek word dragon
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there are 88 constellations and 13 zodiac constellations.the 13 zodiac ocnstellations are-Capricorn-Aquarius-Pices-Aries-Taurus-Saggitarius-Gemini-Cancer-Virgo-Libra-Scorpio-Leo
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You can see 8 - 4 stars make up the "bowl" and three make up the "handle". The middle star of the "handle", Mizar, if you look REALLY closely, has another tiny star (called Alcor) near it. They are called the horse and rider. However, if you look through a powerful telescope, Mizar is actually a sys…
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Counterclockwise, looking down at the earth from high over the North Pole. From which point of view? Counter clockwise from above the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise from above the Southern Hemisphere. The hands on a clock move clockwise when viewed from the front and counter clockwise from the …
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Correct answer: It is moving South. At sea you could measure the angle between the horizon and Polaris with a sextant. This angle is approximately equal to your Northern latitude. There are some mathematical corrections one can perform to get a more precise answer, but the further south you sail,…
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Actually, the Greek myth of "Heracles", and later the Roman borrowing to get "Hercules" tells us about a man who was the illegitimate son of the god Zeus and a mortal woman. His heroic deeds and actions have, through the years, been adapted and expanded to fit many different social and political age…
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Constellation is taken from the Latin con(derivation of "com") which means together and the Latin word stella which means star,so Con-Stella-tion,just means "Stars Together" In modern astronomical usage, a constellation is a defined patch of sky. There are 88 of these, each with a Latin name. So…
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"Libre" means Book "Libra" is probably what you mean, and "Libra" with an "a" means "Scales" LIBRA: September 28 -> October(?) 17-27 i think LIBRA CONSTELLATION: Scales Libras tend to find the best and worst of things before they happen, therefore BALANCING them on its scale
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Crater is at a Right Ascention of about 11h, meaning it's probably best visible in Northern Hemisphere spring. However, it's a faint constellation, and arguably there never is a "good" time to see it: none of its stars are above third magnitude.
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That is also known by its Latin name, Leo.
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No it's not possible, you need a microscope to see the sperm cells.
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Answer .*The adventuredome in Circus Circus* Rollercoaster at the Sahara *Rollercoaster at the New York New York*Rollercoasters at State Line*Scandia Fun Center*Assorted Game zones, skate parks, laser tag, paint ball establishments.*Water slides at Freedom Park*Every Hotel has activities for chi…
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The names of some of the starts in the little dipper (which are part of the constellation Ursa Minor) are as follows: Kochab Pherkad Polaris Yildun Perkhad MinorThere are some other stars involved as well.
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Alcohol is used in intoxicating drinks. It also has uses as a chemical, when it may be referred to as ethanol. It is a good fuel, used as an alternative to petrol. It is an important solvent in chemical industry. It is also a feedstock for making other chemicals such as ethene.
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There is no such constellation and, as far as I can tell, there never was.
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Answer Shorter Wheel Base, Wider Track, Transmission (5 Speed w/No Reverse), Suspension. Overall a better more stable platform. (NOTE: 2005 Predator added reverse.) they dont have 5th gear, if so i cant find mine???
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They are always out, you just can't see them because the sun is too bright.But you can see them around 12:00am (midnight) To round about 2:00am
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Sirius is a binary star system Sirius A is about 1.7 times larger than our Sun Sirius B is about 0.0084 times the size of the Sun (It's a tiny red dwarf)
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he destroyed the hundred headed dragon with his nephew
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They don't because what we call a falling star isn't a star at all. Actual stars are enormous balls of extremely hot gas and plasma. The Sun is a star. All the others are incredibly far away and would never come near the Earth. Most would swallow the planets if they could. A shooting or falling star…
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It's a sign that represents your birthday. Like May is Taurus and there is Pisces, Leo, Capricorn. What it comes from is the constellations which are behind the path the Sun and planets follow in the sky through the year. 'Your' sign is the one behind the Sun when you were born. Of course it has not…
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it was first sighted in 3000 b.c. by the Greeks. > The story behind Pegasus begins with the battle between Perseus and Medusa. When Perseus cut off Medusa's head, drops of blood fell into the sea. They mixed with sea foam, and Pegasus was born. The white sea foam gave the horse his brilliant whi…
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The International Astronomical Union recognizes 88 official constellations. There are far more "asterisms", or star patterns, that have been named by various cultures.
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There are 88 Constellations in total. They are: Andromeda (The Princess) Antlia (The Air Pump) Apus (The Bird of Paradise) Aquarius (The Water Bearer) Aquila (The Eagle) Ara (The Altar) Aries (The Ram) Auriga (The Charioteer) Bootes (The Herdsman) Caelum (The Sculptor's Chisel) Camelopardalis (T…
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Because in mythology Orion bragged about his skills and Zeus was annoyed so he punished him by sending Scorpio to sting him but an admirer of Orion named Diana asked the gods if they could put Orion in the sky to remember him by. They agreed but as long as Scorpio was put next to him to warn against…
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A person with star appeal is a gift from the heavens. Only a handful of people have this wonderful gift. People with star material are known for being talented at so many different things. Its also the way you carry yourself as an individual that makes your light shine. You don't have to be a celebr…
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Answer You can't really talk about it as a discovery. People looked at the stars since times immemorial and named them. Why? Stars were pretty important for the navigation and it's surely easier to remember something if you can associate it with some object you are familiar with (cross for examp…
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">"> Simply put, constellations are arbitrary groupings of stars that have been constructed so as to assist in the location and identification of stars. They don't have any real existence as separate coherent objects, apart from the way the groups of stars appear to observers on earth. It loo…
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1. a large spiral galaxy visible to the naked eye, 2 million light years away; the largest galaxy in the cluster the "local group"2. the constellation of the northern hemisphere containing the Andromeda galaxy
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Yes. It is visible at night in Sidney from November to February. During the winter in the Southern Hemisphere (May-July), Orion is located in the daytime sky and is not visible.
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There are many sky photo archives on the Internet. See related links for some of them.
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The name of the north star is Polaris. As the brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Minor it is also called alpha Ursae Minoris. It is actually a multiple star comprised of Polaris Aa, Polaris Ab and Polaris B.
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The Pleiades also known as M45 or the Seven Sisters - is the name of an open cluster of stars in the constellation of Taurus. Also known as "the seven sisters"
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It is not hot because it is fire ball as some people think. In fact it is a mass of gas and plasma where atomic fission is taking place. Here the nuclei of small elements are joining to make larger ones and in the process releasing enormous amounts of energy.
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Greek queen in Mythology famous for her beauty. Stellar constellation reported in the works of Ptolemy. and she was Greek play run escape and Rolex dudes It is a constellation. It is a group of five stars arranged in the form of W. Its name in Indian astronomy is Sarmishta. It is seen near Pole S…
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All of them - just about. Too many to name. My favourite winter constellation (in the north) is Orion. I don't feel winter has started until I see it.
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At night, you can tell time by using the Big Dipper's pointer stars to the North Star. Imagine an hour hand on a clock - the direction it's pointing indicates the approximate time. More on http://oliodigest.com/science/astronomy/tell-time-by-the-big-dipper-constellation.html
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Astronomers do many different things, depending on what type of a facility they work in. Five things that an astronomer might do in a typical day -- or night, since many astronomers don't start work until after dark -- is to observe the planets through a telescope, check for Doppler changes in the s…
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The Big Dipper is made up of seven stars. It is also called "Plough" or "Ursa Major." Besides the seven visible stars, there are said to be two "attendant" stars which are invisible. Viewed left to right, the stars are named: AlkaidMizarAliothMegrezPhecdaMerakDubhe
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Answer A star's position is measured in Right Ascension (Ra) and Declination (Dec), which is stated in very small incriments such as arc seconds. Constellations cover too much area and have broader designations. Leo is located at 11 hours Ra and 15 degrees Dec., while the brightest star in it, R…
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Constellations were drawn up by the ancients, and their use was continued for astrology. Later on, the arrangements were used to provide a "structure" to the sky, even for the modern astronomer. We locate stars and other objects by the constellation they are in.
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Scorpius comes between the constellations of Sagittarius and Libra. It's also near Ara, Lupus and Norma.
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You can use the constellations already defined by other people, or you canmake up your own. In either case, they're all found in the night sky.
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Using more than one telescope is called an array. telescope formZoooming in...
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No. It is only a part of the Big Bear (Ursa Major) constellation. An easily recognizable part of a constellation, like the big dipper, is called an "asterism".
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The phrase 'heavenly bodies' refers to the stars, planets, moons, comets, and other astronomical objects visible from Earth, generally referring to those that are visible with the naked eye.
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There are five stars in the Southern Cross constellation.
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Answer Im guessing 10 separate events. From the root word "deka" which is Greek for 10. Answer The decathlon is a ten event competition spread over two days: First Day: 100 meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meter run Second Day: 110 meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin,…
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The phoenix is a mythical bird, one that is supposedly immortal through repeated resurrection. It was written about in Greek mythology and based on ancient Egyptian legends. It was described as a large bird, much like an eagle. Only one phoenix was said to have lived at a time. This gold and red bi…
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the symbol of Lacerta is a Lizard. And there is no mythology surrounding Lacerta.The Demeter goddess looked for its Persefone daughter, who had been raptada by Hades. When it passed by the region of Atica, one felt thirsty and it requested water to drink a called woman Misme. The goddess drank with …
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The Greek astronomer Ptolemy (Claudius Ptomolaeus 90-168 AD) charted 48 of the 88 star groups we know now as constellations.
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The constellation of Pegasus is in the northern sky. It is usually visible in summer, and is near the constellation of Andromeda.
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It formed on the fourth day of creation, when God made the rest of the moon and stars.
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The name for the table constellation is Mensa. The name Mensa is Latin for table. It was created in the 18th century and is part of the La Caille family. Mensa is a keystone shaped constellation.
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farmers and astronomers basically, farmers so that they can map out the sky and tell time. such as when the constellations move, the farmer can tell that its time to plant the crops now. you know? anyone fell free to correct mee.
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Leo is the Zodiac sign meaning a Lion. Scientifically it is the constellation of Leo the lion.
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The constellation Cygnus contains 9 major stars
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North American settlers introduced this name, and it is not used in many other countries. Actually the constellation includes more stars and is called the Great Bear or Ursa Major. That was started by the ancient Greeks.
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The North Star (or Polaris) is part of the constellation Ursa Minor.
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There is another item from West Chester PA, so I'm going to assume that you are there as well.The sun is in Leo in September, so obviously viewing Leo is impossible at that time of year. You will see Saturn below Leo's right shoulder through the period below. Mars will be very close as well, in the …
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In astronomy, it is a word denoting a star that from a given observer's latitude does not go below the horizon. For instance, no matter what time of year it is, if I go out on a clear night in Britain I can always see the stars of the plough (big dipper), they are circumpolar. However I can only see…
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1. Every visible star in the sky is part of a constellation. 2. A pattern in the sky that is widely recognized but not an official constellation is called an asterism. Ex. The Big Dipper or the Plough. 3. Many of the stars that make up constellations are extremely far apart but only appear to be c…
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constellations are group of stars
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Some smaller groups of stars are called clusters. The large groups are called galaxies. Some people might say constellations, but these are just line-of-sight groupings.
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We can generally see 50% of the stars in the sky during any given night. The 50% we cannot see are the ones that are on the opposite side of the Sun from us. But the Earth moves around the Sun, at very nearly 1 degree per day. The Sun rises about every 24 hours, but any specific star rises every 23…
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Draco's mother, Narcissa, is a member of the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black. This family believe strongly in pure-blood and that no witch or wizard should ever love or befriend anyone who had muggle blood within their family. Any that believe otherwise were stricken from the family tree. Like…
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There are no really bright stars in Draco. The 2 brightest stars in the constellation Draco are Eltanin and Thuban (Alpha Draconis).
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Approximately 11,000 light years. [See Link]
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There are 23 stars that make up Orion and 3 that make up the belt.
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