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Polaris, the north star, sits within half a degree of the north celestial pole, this was not always so. Earth's rotational axis undergoes a slow, 26,000-year wobble, known as precession, around the perpendicular to its orbit around the Sun, as a result of which the position of the sky's rotational pole, around which all the stars seem to go, constantly changes. Around the time of the Greek poet Homer, Kochab was the north pole star. Among the best ever, however, was Thuban, which was almost…

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Crux and the southern celestial pole

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This Star Is the Roundest Celestial Object Ever Measured

Stars are not perfect spheres owing to centrifugal force. But there’s a star about 5,000 light-years from here that scientists now say is the roundest natural object ever measured in the universe.