Argo Navis

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Argo Navis
the constellation outlined

Argo Navis is a constellation in the southern sky.[1] In the past, it represented the ship of Jason and his argonauts who were in search of the Golden Fleece.[1] Today, it is no longer seen as one constellation but is divided instead into three smaller ones. These are Puppis (the stern), Carina (the keel) and Vela (the sails).[2] It is visible mainly in the southern hemisphere. If it were still recognized today it would be the biggest constellation in the sky.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Chris Sasaki, The Constellations: Stars and Stories (New York, Sterling Publishing Co., 2003), p. 96
  2. Timothy M. Kusky; Katherine E. Cullen, Encyclopedia of Earth and Space Science (New York: Facts on File, 2010), p. 148