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What's in a Name:
|| Latin for "ear of wheat"
Claim to Fame:
|| Represents the ear of wheat in the Maiden's hand. Brightest star in Virgo.
|Type of Star:
||Actually two stars orbiting each other very closely.
How Far Away:
||260 light years away
| How Bright:
|| About 100 times brighter than the Sun
Where to View:|| In the constellation Virgo the Maiden.
When to View:||April through July|
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