March 2015

Aquilla — What’s in a Name?

By |2017-03-14T13:08:16+00:00March 8th, 2015|Categories: Solar Facts & Fun|Tags: , , , |

The name "Aquilla" is Latin for "eagle", and is also the name of the Aquila constellation that can be seen soaring on outstretched wings through the Milky Way galaxy. The brightest star in the Aquila constellation is Altair, twice the size of our own sun, and one of the three stars of the Summer Triangle. The constellation [...]

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