Vega

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The star Vega is one of the brightest stars in the north hemisphere night sky. The majority of people live on the northern hemisphere, so the star became, and still poplar and part of human cutler and our history in observing the night sky. Another reason, Vega is present in the night sky for most of the year, and even when it is absence in winter, it is absence for a short period of time. Vega only sets for 7 hours for most of northern hemisphere observer in one month of winter, and present all night in most of the summer nights.

The star Vega brightness makes it a target for all things, from observer’s eyes, telescopes, new instruments wants to be tested, to stories.

It is the most photographed star after the sun, and carries many firsts in the scientific community and in history.

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The Star Vega played a big rule in human lore and fiction, where almost in every culture, it has its own story. Some think of it as hope, other as gaudiness. Other cultures associated with it a love story where the star Altair is its companion in some of those stories.

Even in current day, it played for much science fiction literature as a stage for events. Many aliens in those fictions came from Vega, or many humans travel to Vega.

So it is normal to have this star as a standard for all stars, or any celestial object. It served as canvas for artist and knowledge seeker alike, and for that, it is worth some of our time.

A look of Vega in the night sky will tell the observer why this star is so popular. With its blue bright beauty against the dark background of the night sky, it is hard to miss, or to forget.

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-Ahmed