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Lesser known stars with big discoveries

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By Mark Jankowski
Ingram Planetarium

Cultures long ago that mapped out the sky with constellations did not include all the stars. 

The dimmer stars simply did not have any value. The gods saw them as unimportant so then the earliest sky watchers deemed those dim stars the same—unimportant. If the stars were unimportant then there was no need to include them in a figure of bright stars honoring a deity. 


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