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Take care when jumping to 4th-magnitude Upsilon (υ) Leonis. Although this is the brightest star on the chart Hygeia slides from Leo into Virgo N LE O p VI RG O June 1 Path of Hygeia 6 11 16 E 21 26 July 1 87 1° You’ll need patience to locate the fourth-largest asteroid because it glows around 11th magnitude. Look for it 1° south of Upsilon (υ) Leonis on June 21 and 22. greatest elongation June 5, when it lies 24° west of the Sun and appears 6° high in the east a half-hour before sunrise. 5 and shows up clearly through binoculars.

Mystic and scientific The man moved in stylish circles. His friends included Gustave Eiffel, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Dom Pedro II, the emperor of Brazil. Flammarion’s honeymoon — in late August 1874 with his bride, Sylvie Petiaux, a grandniece of Victor Hugo — was a 24-hour balloon trip from the gasworks at La Villette in Paris to the town of Spa. ) A newspaper reported, “Mme. ” In his imaginative books, Flammarion avoided standard novelistic narrative for the more didactic forms of the dialogue and dream journey.

NASA; ESA; Z. LEVAY AND R. VAN DER MAREL, STSCI; T. HALLAS; AND A. 5 million lightyears away. Currently, Andromeda’s disk of stars is a few times bigger than the apparent size of the Full Moon, covering a few degrees on the sky (depending exactly on where you draw its edge). As Andromeda approaches us, the apparent size of its disk will increase by about one arcsecond per million years. The Very Large Baseline Array of radio telescopes could measure this apparent separation over a century by measuring the distance between radio-bright star forming regions within Andromeda called masers.

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