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Cancer constellation Gemini: the Twins Leo constellation

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Castor
Pollux
Alhena
Mekbuda
Mebsuta
Propus
Eskimo nebula
M35 & NGC2158
Lambda
Delta
Theta
Tau
Kappa
Mu
Xi

One of the zodiac constellation, it is well known for its heavenly twins, Castor and Pollux. According to myth, the pair has different fathers but same mother. Pollux is immortal, which is the son of Zeus and Castor is mortal, which is the son of the King of Sparta, Tyndareos. Their mother is Leda, wife of the king. One of the most prominent meteor showers is located here, radiates from regions around Castor, the Geminids, which peaks around mid December.

Features:

Alhena

Delta

Castor

Eskimo

Kappa

Lambda

M35 & NGC 2158

Mebsuta

Mekbuda

Mu

Pollux

Propus

Tau

Theta

Xi

Cancer constellation Leo constellation


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