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Old: Questions not anwsered.
Um,yeah I dont believe in this stuff, but I wanted to know a few questions about Virgo?? Is that the whole name, or is there more than Virgo?? And what is its brightest star?? My science teacher expects us to know every thing about our constellations, and I cant find any of that information. Thanks.
Origin of Virgo
In a by-the-way fashion the Isis article mentions that this constellation didn't exist in ancient Egypt yet. Was it introduced by the late Romans under the influence of Christianity? --P.jasons (talk) 17:28, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Virgo and Dark matter
While reading the book The Goldilocks Enigma by Paul Davies, I found a mention of Virgo in the chapter on Dark Forces in the Cosmos. It stated that the solar system is moving toward the constellation Virgo at the rate of 300 km per second. That is the direction in which galactic Dark matter would be encountered if it can be detected. I think this is an interesting factoid with regards to Virgo.
Theta or Upsilon?
I don't know beans about astronomy, but I was an Air Force Navigator and learned a bit about the celestial sphere. Also, I never memorized the Greek alphabet, but I'm smart enough to know how to look it up. So, armed with that small amount of information, I'm confused about the star that appears to be labelled "upsilon" in the chart provided here. When I go to the Wikipedia article for "upsilon virginis" it gives coordinates that don't match the location of the star on this chart. In this chart, this particular star appears to be located at about 13hr 10m RA, and -5° 30' declination. And those coordinates match pretty closely with theta virginis, not upsilon virginis. But, as I said, I'm no astronomer, so maybe someone smarter than me can explain this to me.126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:29, 29 November 2009 (UTC)
- When you are looking at Upsilon Virginis on your chart, you are actually looking at Theta Virginis. I think that's the navigational error about labelling stars with greek letters in respective constellations. BlueEarth (talk | contribs) 19:56, 29 November 2009 (UTC)
Images seem to conflict
Is there a reason that the images http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:VirgoCC.jpg and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Virgo_constellation_map.svg conflict? They contain different stars. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 13:57, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
There is a citation needed tag on the last sentence of the lead, however the first paragraph after the lead appears to have the needed citation. Why is this tag there? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 03:17, 9 April 2013 (UTC)