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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Serpens’

Earthsky Tonight—June 9: Ophiuchus and the Serpent

Earthsky Tonight—June 9: Ophiuchus and the Serpent

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Hopefully, you will have a dark, country sky for today’s view. If so, you might catch a glimpse of the constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. Its head is marked by the star Rasalhague. Ophiuchus is joined in legend and in the sky to the constellation of the Serpent, called Serpens. This is one constellation that looks to me like what it is supposed to: a big guy holding a snake. The constellation is identified ... Full Story

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