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Pictured here is the Southern Cross, or Crux constellation. Also featuring Centaurus’s belly and very bright feet (α [Alpha] & β [Beta] Centauri). Behind, is the Coalsack dark nebula and the Milky way.

The Crux constellation is of high significance in astronomy and philosophy, and is ingrained in the cultures of ancient and modern populations all around the world, especially around the southern hemisphere.

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