Crux, also known as Crucifix, Cross and Southern Cross, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Centaurus and Musca. Crux has four main stars and 2 of its stars has planets. The brightest star is Crux is Acrux.
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The stars of Crux are, Acrux (Alpha Crucis), Mimosa (Beta Crucis), Gacrux (Gamma Crucis), Imai (Delta Crucis), Ginan (Epsilon Crucis), Mu Crucis, Zeta Crucis, Eta Crucis and Lambda Crucis.
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Crux was known as far back as The Classical World and even Ancient Britannia. The Constellation was visible in The British Isles as far back as The 4000 BC. In The Roman World, Roman Astronomer Ptolemy describe Crux as a Asterism inside The Centaurus Constellation. Dante may hath mention Crux in the 14th Century in a Literary Masterpiece, The Divine Comedy. Crux is on many flags across The World including Victoria, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil Eureka and Papa New Guinea.
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