Astronomy is a broad discipline covering all facets of astrophysics. In this section you can learn about the origins of the universe, black holes and other astronomical phenomena.
  • Constellations
  • Observatories
  • Stars
  • The Solar System

Botes, a constellation seen in the evening skies between March and September. It rises in the northeast and sets in the northwest.

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