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The word "Leo" means lion in Latin. The constellation originally represented the ferocious Nemean lion that Hercules strangled to death as one of his 12 labors. According to legend, Zeus was impressed enough to make both... More »

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The constellation Leo has been known since antiquity and was included as one of the constellations of Ptolemy's zodiac in the 2nd century CE. In the Northern Hemisphere, Leo rises above the horizon on or around the first... More »

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The constellations, which reflect mankind's earliest efforts to attach representative significance to what was seen in the night sky, were physically formed at the same time as the billions of other stars, but began to b... More »

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The zodiac constellation Leo was catalogued along with 47 other constellations in "Almagest" by the famous Greco-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemy in the second century AD. Many ancient cultures recognized the constel... More »

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Regulus is found in the constellation Leo, where it also called Alpha Leonis. It is the brightest star in the constellation. It is actually a four-star multiple star system with the pair Regulus B and Regulus C and anoth... More »

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The constellation Leo gets its name from the Nemean Lion of Greek mythology. The Greek astronomer Ptolemy was the first in the west to catalogue this constellation. Evidence suggests that others, notably Mesopotamians an... More »

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The constellation Leo has been known since antiquity and was included as one of the constellations of Ptolemy's zodiac in the 2nd century CE. In the Northern Hemisphere, Leo rises above the horizon on or around the first... More »

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