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Patterns in the Sky

Most of what humans know about the universe they have learned from observing the sky. Only recently have humans visited the Moon and sent probes to all of the other planets in the solar system except Pluto. Curiosity about one's surroundings—extending from the natural world to the worlds beyond Earth—is an inborn human trait. Humans seek to know how the universe came into being, what objects exist in it, and what their place is in it.

So it is true of the stars in the sky. To the human eye, stars seem to assemble themselves into groups that make up patterns or pictures on the celestial sphere, an imaginary landscape of gigantic radius with Earth located at its center. The poles and equator of the celestial sphere align with the poles and equator of Earth. All objects in...

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