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Queen Cassiopeia boasted that she and her daughter Andromeda were even prettier than the sea nymphs. Furious Poseidon sent the monster Cetus to destroy their kingdom. An oracle told them the only way to save the kingdom was to sacrifice Andromeda. So she was chained to the rocks to await Cetus. Perseus riding on Pegasus, turned Cetus into stone using a medusa head and freed Andromeda. Poseidon, still mad at Cassiopeia, threw her into the sky, where she spends half her time sitting upside…

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from Hello Happy Design

Pegasus

Art print for baby and kid's rooms from Hello Happy Design www.hellohappydesign.com. Pegasus constellation; stars

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spaceplasma: “ “ NGC 7318 (also known as UGC 12099/UGC 12100 or HCG 92d/b) are a pair of collidinggalaxies about 300 million light-years away in the Constellation Pegasus. They are members of the famous Stephan’s Quintet. NGC 7318B has two optical...

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the constellation pegasus by abd ar-rahman al-sufi, from pergamenthandschrift M II 141 (an edition of al-sufi’s liber locis stellarum fixarum, written in 964) Beautiful- I probably won't find it.

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Einstein's Cross, a quasar in the Pegasus constellation, is an excellent example of gravitational lensing. The quasar is about 8 billion light-years from Earth, and sits behind a galaxy that is 400 million light-years away. Four images of the quasar appear around the galaxy because the intense gravity of the galaxy bends the light coming from the quasar.

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