Altair

The brightest star of the summer constellation Aquila, the eagle. It is a main-sequence star, shining pure white, and is about 17 light-years from Earth. It forms one point of the Summer Triangle. Its name means "the flying eagle."

Resources

Aquila, the Eagle Aquila glides on outstretched wings through the...

Featured Images

Altair is one of the three planets of the Summer Triangle
Flying Eagle Thursday, July 12, 2012
Fly Like an Eagle Sunday, September 6, 2009

Radio Programs

Altairian Planets A star that gets a lot of attention Thursday, July 12, 2012
Altair A close and fast-moving neighbor Wednesday, July 11, 2012
More Vega The bright stars of the “ox boy” Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Summer Triangle The brilliant Summer Triangle Sunday, July 8, 2012
Altair A signal from the recent past Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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