Here's a photo of Crux and part of Centaurus. Note Alpha Centauri (which is a binary star), Proxima (the red dwarf with two super-earth planets) and Beta Centauri. Alpha and Beta Centauri are the "southern pointers" - they point to the red giant Gacrux at the head of the Southern Cross in the constellation Crux.

Image Credit & License: Y. Beletsky (LCO), ESO, Pale Red Dot Team

Mona Evans
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