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Aquarius - The Waterbearer

Snapshot: Aquarius - The...

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Ella Derbyshire
by Ella Derbyshire on Aug 19, 2009
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Ancient astronomer saw in this star pattern a man pouring water from an urn. In mythology, the man was sometimes a boy, sometimes Zeus, sometimes Ganymede, but the flowing water has been a recurrent theme. We saw 2 meteor showers, the Eta Aquarids in early May and the Delta Aquarids in late July, radiate from this part of the sky.

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