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."


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

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Eagles Celestial eagles take wing Sunday, September 13, 2015
Summer Triangle Bright stars shine through the moonlight Friday, June 13, 2014
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

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Altair is one of the three planets of the Summer Triangle
Flying Eagle Thursday, July 12, 2012


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