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Constellations are groupings of stars that, when viewed from Earth, form distinct shapes. Constellations have been around since the dawn of recorded history. In this section you will learn all about constellations and their histories.

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Aquila

Aquila, a constellation visible from the Northern Hemisphere. The name means "eagle." The Great Rift of the Milky Way (a dark area in the bright band of stars) passes through Aquila.


Aquarius

Aquarius, a constellation and the 11th sign of the zodiac. The name means "water bearer." Aquarius contains no particularly bright or noteworthy stars. The constellation is clearly visible during the early evening in autumn. See more »

Aquila

Aquila, a constellation visible from the Northern Hemisphere. The name means "eagle." The Great Rift of the Milky Way (a dark area in the bright band of stars) passes through Aquila. The rift is caused by dark nebulae (clouds of dust in spa ... See more »

Aries

Aries, a constellation and the first sign of the zodiac. The name means "The Ram." Aries is a small constellation that contains no noteworthy stars. Although it can be seen in the evening during the autumn, it is not easily identifiable. See more »

Auriga

Auriga, a constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere. The name means "The Charioteer." Capella, the brightest star in Auriga, is the sixth brightest star in the night sky. The handle of the Little Dipper points toward Auriga. See more »

Dipper, Big and Little

Dipper, Big and Little, two groups of stars of the northern part of the sky, so called because of their resemblance to the outline of water dippers. The seven stars of the Big Dipper are part of the constellation Ursa Major (Big Bear). The Little Dip ... See more »

Bootes

Botes, a constellation seen in the evening skies between March and September. It rises in the northeast and sets in the northwest. Botes may be recognized by its kite-like shape. The bright orange star Arcturus occupies a position at the point where ... See more »

Constellation Pictures

Constellation Pictures

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