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|List of stars in Aries|
|Right ascension:||3 h|
|Area:||441 sq. deg. (39th)|
|Main stars:||4, 9|
|Stars known to have planets:||6|
|Brightest star:||α Ari (Hamal) (2.01m)|
|Nearest star:||Teegarden's Star (SO 0253+1652) ( ly)|
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −60°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of December
Aries is one of the constellations of the zodiac. It is in the Northern Hemisphere. Aries is Latin for ram - a male sheep. Its symbol is (Unicode ♈), which represents a ram's horns. Aries had the meaning of a ram four thousand years ago in Babylonia. It represents the ram whose fleece (hair) became the Golden Fleece in Ancient Greek Mythology. The astronomer Ptolemy listed Aries when he made a list of 48 constellations.
References[change | change source]
- RECONS, The 100 Nearest Star Systems.
- Thompson & Thompson 2007, pp. 90–91.
- Kaler, Jim. "THE CONSTELLATIONS". Stars. http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/const.html. Retrieved 27 Jan 2013.
- "Aries Constellation". Constellation Guide. http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/aries-constellation/. Retrieved 27 Jan 2013.