Beneath the Scorpion’s tail

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By Mark Jankowski, Ingram Planetarium Director

The Scorpion is a superb sky object to find for a first timer or a beginner just learning to sky gaze. In fact, it is a superb object for anyone to look for in the sky because the Scorpion has oodles of science contained within its borders. What about outside of its borders? What is under the tail of the Scorpion? If you are thinking what I think you may be thinking, don’t be silly. Under the tail are several small constellations, and with the aid of the Scorpion, all are easy and fun to find. 

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