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Flags of the night sky when astronomy meets national pride /

Many national flags display astronomical features -- Sun, Moon, stars -- but are they really based on existing astronomical objects? The United States flag sports 50 stars, one for each state, however none of them are linked to real stars. Further, the lunar crescent is often shaped like the Sun bei...

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Main Author: Bordeleau, AndreĢ G.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Springer, 2014.
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Online Access:Online version
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