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On a clear cold night, Father and the children set out for a walk. The sky was very dark, and the stars shone brilliantly in it. "Dad, what's that star there," asked Sveta. " Alex began turning his head in all directions. " Sveta asked. " "That's Sirius, the brightest star in the sky," said Father. Another interesting star can be seen above the constellation Orion, called Capella. " Sveta asked. 71 In the World of the Distant Suns ’'Ηλιος Ρ. ’'Ηλιος Ρ. This was how the stars were observed in the past The largest telescope in the world has a 6-metre mirror and is installed in a special astrophysics observatory belonging to the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

He knew everything about the stars and planets and could tell about them at any moment without any mistakes. "Well, Doc and I will listen to you now," growled the Chief Magician. "I felt poorly and was grateful to the kind and modest Queen Cassiopeia who sent her Ugly daughter Andromeda for some water. The princess went out of the palace, took a big dipper and filled it with some water from an ocean on the Moon. I drank all the water and felt better. King Cepheus himself showed me the main highway in the sky which can be seen even from the Earth.

They stuck the pin into the globe in different places and said, "I live here. " They would turn the globe and see whether it was night or day in the place where the pin was sticking out. " said Sveta. Father said, "That's right, our Earth not only turns on its axis but it also turns round the Sun. " Father asked the children one day. "Yes, we do," they replied. " Alex shouted out. " cried Sveta. "And not only Mars and Venus," said Father. " Alex was surprised. " "There's Saturn, and other planets," said Father and drew them.

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