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So do we know any of these new constellations? Has the human race in the past seen these constellations before?

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Hi Maria,

Humans have imagined all sorts of constellations before, but all were made up of the same stars we see today. In 1922, we adopted an "official" list of 88 constellations.

Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constellation and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88_modern_constellations.

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James Gort

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Questions on observational astronomy, optics, and astrophysics. Specializing in the evolution of stars, variable stars, supernovae, neuton stars/pulsars, black holes, quasars, and cosmology.

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I was a professional astronomer (University of Texas, McDonald Observatory), lecturer at the Adler Planetarium, professor of astrophysics, and amateur astronomer for 42 years. I have made numerous telescopes, and I am currently building one of the largest private observatories in Canada.

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StarDate, University of Texas, numerous Journal Publications

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