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Aries – The Ram

Aries is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Aries is one of the 42 constellations that represents an animal.   

Symbolism: Aries is also known as ‘The Ram’

 

History & Mythology

Aries has been known by many different cultures and represents many different things for these cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology, Aries represents the a Ram, which is animal, with its head turned towards Taurus. Aries was a Ram with a golden fleece that was sought after by Jason and the Argonauts. Thousands of years ago, Aries contained the vernal equinox, which is a point where the Sun crosses the celestial equator.

 

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Aries is bordered by constellations Taurus, Cetus, Pisces, TriangulumPerseus.

Sky Chart #: 3

Star Raking: 39th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Aries consists of  4main stars.

Brightest Star: Hamal.

 

Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Aries has 6 stars with planets.

# 2. Deep sky object NGC 695 is a spiral galaxy that is approximately 450 million light years away from Earth.  

# 3. Hamal is the brightest star in Aries.

 

Q&A Corner

Q. What is Aries also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Aries have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Aries?

Q. How many stars have planets in Aries?

Q. What number star ranking is Aries in the celestial sphere?

Download questions about the Aries Constellation here: Aries Constellation (answers are on this page)

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  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.