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Draco & Leo Constellations

science project due January 7th

Paige Grover

on 8 January 2013

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Transcript of Draco & Leo Constellations

& Draco the Dragon Leo the lion is easy to recognize from the Northern hemisphere during spring & the Southern hemisphere during autumn Leo's Background Fun facts about Draco Bibliography Draco's Background Draco the Dragon is the 8th largest constellation in the sky. Draco is a circumpolar constellation, which means it is visible all night from the Northern Hemisphere. Leo has always been associated with the sun and life. In the time of the Mesopotamians and Egyptians, Leo was the constellation of high summer when the sun shone directly through it. It was also the time when the Nile flooded and brought life-giving water to the people. 1) "Draco(constellation)." Wikipedia. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Wikipedia. Web. 14 Dec. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draco_(constellation)>

2) Harvey, Samantha, and Autumn Burdick. "Quadrans Muralis: A Demoted Constellation Lives on as the Radiant of the January Quadrantids." Solar System Exploration. Ed. Phil Davis. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 20 Jan. 2011. Web. 13 Dec. 2012. <http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/whatsup-view.cfm?WUID=724>.

3) "Leo (constellation)." Wikipedia. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Wikipedia. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_(constellation)>.

4) McClure, Bruce. "Leo? Here's Your Constellation." EarthSky. Ed. Bruce McClure. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://earthsky.org/constellations/leo-heres-your-constellation>. There are several faint galaxies in Draco
One of the galaxies is a spiral galaxy in the center of the dragon
Draco is seen in the northern hemisphere
When the dragon appears to awake, there can be hundreds of thousands of shooting stars
Khufu built his pyramid so that he could see Draco at all times
Draco is the 8th largest constellation in the sky
Thuban, a star in the head of Draco, was once the north star The star Thuban in the head of Draco was the north star around 3000 B.C, the time of the Egyptians and pharaoh Khufu. To the Egyptians, it would've looked like the world revolved around Draco. Khufu is buried in the largest of the Giza pyramids. It was built with two shafts leading out of his burial chamber. One pointed to the belt of Orion (which symbolized Osris).The other pointed to Thuban. Draco the Dragon Leo the Lion Constellations Bibliography (cont.) 5) Miles, Kathy. "Draco the Dragon." StarrySkies.com. Ed. Chuck Peters. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://starryskies.com/The_sky/constellations/draco.html>.

6) "Leo the Lion." StarrySkies.com. Ed. Chuck Peters. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://starryskies.com/The_sky/constellations/leo.html>.

7) "Navigation." Education Beta. National Geographic, 1996. Web. 13 Dec. 2012. <http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/navigation/?ar_a=1>.

8) Zimmermann, Kim Ann. "Draco Constellation: Facts about the Dragon." Space.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://www.space.com/16755-draco-constellation.html>. Fun Facts about Leo When the sun shines through Leo in the summer, the Nile river floods and brings life the the people which is why Leo is associated with the sun and life
Leo's ring is a huge cloud of gas in the center of Leo
Leo can be seen in the northern and southern hemispheres
Leo is made up of very bright stars. and has many bright galaxies within it Leo's Ring: Leo's ring is a huge cloud of hydrogen and helium gas. It is found orbiting two of the galaxies within Leo, Messier 96 and Messier 105.
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