April 9 2015 Astronomy Newsletter
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Scorpius the Scorpion
Anyone wary of spiders may want to avoid the spider's cousin Scorpius. Most constellations don't look like their namesakes. But Scorpius is easily imagined as a giant scorpion with a blood red heart gleaming in the southern sky. It's been an astronomical scorpion for over 3000 years.
April 12th is the anniversary of the first manned orbit of Earth. On that day in 1961 Yuri Gargarin made history. Read about the journey and the 2011 recreation of this "First Orbit" at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5686.asp.
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