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Scorpius, the Scorpion
Copyright Richard Dibon-Smith. Courtesy of The Constellations web page.

People have looked at the sky for thousands of years. When ancient people looked up, they saw the same thing you see today: beautiful stars. They saw patterns in the stars. Today, we call these patterns "constellations."

You may have heard of some famous constellations, like Orion the Hunter. Have you heard of others? If you look at the sky enough, maybe you can come up with your own!

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