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Posted by John Morgan Powell on February 13, 2001 20:54:46 UTC

Alpha Ursae Minoris ("polaris") the end of the handle of the little dipper is currently the closest bright star to the north celestial pole. 2000 years ago the north star was Kockab, the second? brightest star in the little dipper. 5500 years ago, when the pyramids were being built, the north star was Thuban in Draco the Dragon. 13000 years ago it would have been the very bright star Vega in Lyra.

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