Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.

Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.

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Bright Star...LIfe of John Keats  “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”

Bright Star...LIfe of John Keats “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”

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Glorious Sirius looks like one bright star but is actually a binary system composed of 2 stars (Sirius A, the brighter & Sirius B, a faint white dwarf). Together, they glitter like a silver-blue diamond! Binary stars are too close to be distinguished from one another when observed from Earth and are hence mistaken for one. The two stars of a binary typically orbit about a common center of mass. Sirius is easy to see in the spring and winter skies.

Glorious Sirius looks like one bright star but is actually a binary system composed of 2 stars (Sirius A, the brighter & Sirius B, a faint white dwarf). Together, they glitter like a silver-blue diamond! Binary stars are too close to be distinguished from one another when observed from Earth and are hence mistaken for one. The two stars of a binary typically orbit about a common center of mass. Sirius is easy to see in the spring and winter skies.

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The #SwordOfOrion - The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars. These stars represent Orion’s Sword. Look for the Orion Nebula about midway down in the Sword of Orion, otherwise known as M42, a stellar nursery where new stars are being born.

The #SwordOfOrion - The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars. These stars represent Orion’s Sword. Look for the Orion Nebula about midway down in the Sword of Orion, otherwise known as M42, a stellar nursery where new stars are being born.

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Skylights northern winter sky include the stars in Orion's belt, the Orion Nebula, the Pleiades star cluster, the bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel, the California Nebula, Barnard's Loop, and Comet Lovejoy. - Image Credit & BY-NC-2 License: Juan Carlos Casado - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150128.html

Skylights northern winter sky include the stars in Orion's belt, the Orion Nebula, the Pleiades star cluster, the bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel, the California Nebula, Barnard's Loop, and Comet Lovejoy. - Image Credit & BY-NC-2 License: Juan Carlos Casado - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150128.html

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Throw 10,000 bright stars onto the walls of your living room with the Home Planetarium kit by Gakken. Easy to assemble, the pinhole planetarium uses a small light bulb and a micro-perforated dodecahedron to cast the stars, galaxies, and constellations of the northern hemisphere onto your walls.

Throw 10,000 bright stars onto the walls of your living room with the Home Planetarium kit by Gakken. Easy to assemble, the pinhole planetarium uses a small light bulb and a micro-perforated dodecahedron to cast the stars, galaxies, and constellations of the northern hemisphere onto your walls.

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Bright Star - remember watching this by myself on Netflix one night and fo real crying. Loved it though :)

Bright Star - remember watching this by myself on Netflix one night and fo real crying. Loved it though :)

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my heart aches and a drowsy numbness pains my sense, as if of hemlock i had drunk...
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Bright Star Headdress II - Wired Sparkling Silver Leather star headdress. To Order
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I cried my eyes out: Keats, truelove, poetry - be still my beating heart! Lovely movie for romantics/period drama fans/poets. I can't believe I never heard of it till it popped up on OSN? Tragically underrated.

I cried my eyes out: Keats, truelove, poetry - be still my beating heart! Lovely movie for romantics/period drama fans/poets. I can't believe I never heard of it till it popped up on OSN? Tragically underrated.

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