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A group of stars that appear to form a pattern in the sky is called ________.
1. Constellation
2. Comet
3. Asteroid
4. Meteor

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Constellation

The correct answer is Constellation.

  • A constellation is a group of stars that appears to form a pattern or picture like Orion the Great Hunter, Leo the Lion, or Taurus the Bull.
  • Constellations are easily recognizable patterns that help people orient themselves using the night sky.
  • Astronomers use the term constellation to refer to an area of the sky.

  • The International Astronomical Union (IAU) divides the sky into 88 official constellations with exact boundaries so that every place in the sky belongs within a constellation.
  • Most of the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere are based on the constellations invented by the ancient Greeks, while most in the Southern Hemisphere are based on names given to them by seventeenth-century European explorers. 

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