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Shapes in the Stars

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A group of stars is called a constellation. The shape seems to form a picture. Here are four constellations. Have you seen them in the night sky? 

Scorpius is one of the brightest constellations in the sky. It looks like a scorpion.

This is the Big Dipper. It looks like a tool for scooping water from a bucket.

This constellation is Orion. Orion is a hunter. The three stars on his “belt” shine bright.

This is Pegasus. In Greek mythology, Pegasus is a flying horse.

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