Skywatching: The Iconic Summer Triangle

Image credit and copyright: Alan Dyer

Look directly overhead at 10:30 pm EDT and you will see Vega- the brightest star in the constellation Lyra and the fifth brightest in the night sky. Using Vega as a reference point, Altair is located to the lower left (southeast) and Deneb to the left (east). Together, these three …

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A Star System So Unique, It’s Rated Five Stars…Literally


Picture a beautiful day, with a clear blue sky, birds chirping, and the sunset in the distance.  Now, imagine this same landscape, except with not one, not two, but five suns shining from different distances in the sky!  This reality exists in a recently discovered solar system, known as 1SWASP …

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