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Castor and Pollux, in Greek and Roman legend, sons of the Spartan queen Leda. One legend says they were twins, and that Zeus was their father. See more »
Mira, a reddish variable star of Cetus, the Whale, a constellation on the celestial equator. See more »
North Star, or Pole Star, a bright star near the north celestial pole (the point in the sky toward which the northern end of the earth's axis points). See more »
Procyon, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor (Little Dog) and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. See more »
Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo. It is also called Alpha Leonis and Cor Leonis. See more »
Rigel, or Beta Orionis, a bright star in the southwest corner of the constellation Orion. See more »
Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. It is called the Dog Star, being the chief star of the constellation Canis Major (great dog). See more »