Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Universe - Leo

The constellation Leo, the lion, is a constellation that does look like its namesake. 

A backward question mark represents the head and mane.

A triangle of stars to the lower left forms the lion's hindquarters and tail. 

Leo's brightest star is the giant, blue-white Regulus, one of the brightest stars in the night sky. 

Regulus is about 79 light-years away. 

The lion's tail is marked by another bright star, Denebola.

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