If you had a rough day, here’s just a small reminder that today is the #UnicornDay.⁣

Even though you may have stormed through it, you aren’t even a second late to celebrate.⁣

I honor you with some extra star constellation knowledge, unicorn shaped muffins (extra icing, please), and a mythological themed movie or tv series.⁣

Monoceros (Greek for unicorn) is a faint constellation near the celestial equator. Its name and definition are attributed to the 17th-century Dutch cartographer Petrus Plancius.⁣

Even though Monoceros is not easily spotted with the naked eye in the night sky (because it contains only a few fourth magnitude stars) it has some pretty astonishing astro objects in it.

Plaskett’s Star for instance — a supermassive binary system whose combined mass is estimated to be almost like *one hundred* Suns put together.⁣

Also, the nearest known black hole to our Solar System is in Unicorn constellation (it’s roughly estimated to be 6.6 solar mass).

Monoceros contains two super-Earth exoplanets (extrasolar planets aka planets outside the Solar system): COROT-7b and COROT-7c. Both of these planets were discovered in 2009.⁣

Some deep space objects within Monoceros are so nicely featured in the frames of today’s neuron’s post thanks to @stinkisar (Rosette Nebula, The Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula, NGC 2254, Hubble Variable Nebula and IC 447).⁣

And yes, space is divine. So are you :*

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If you had a rough day, here’s just a small reminder that today is the #UnicornDay.⁣ ⁣ Even though you may have stormed trough it, you aren’t even a second late to celebrate.⁣ ⁣ I honor you with some extra star constellation knowledge, unicorn shaped muffins (extra icing, please), and mythological themed movie or tv series.⁣ ⁣ Monoceros (greek for unicorn) is a faint constellation near the celestial equator. Its name and definition is attributed to the 17th-century Dutch cartographer Petrus Plancius.⁣ ⁣ Even though Monoceros is not easily spotted with the naked eye in the night sky (because it contains only a few fourth magnitude stars) it has some pretty astonishing astro objects in it. ⁣ Plaskett's Star for instance — a super massive binary system whose combined mass is estimated to be almost like *one hundred* Suns put together.⁣ ⁣ Also, *the nearest known black hole* to our Solar System is in Unicorn constellation (it’s roughly estimated to be 6.6 solar mass). ⁣ Monoceros contains *two super-Earth exoplanets* (extrasolar planets aka planets outside the Solar system): COROT-7b and COROT-7c. Both of these planets were discovered in 2009.⁣ ⁣ Some deep space objects whitin Monoceros are so nicely featured in the frames of today’s neuron’s post thanks to @stinkisar (Rosette Nebula, The Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula, NGC 2254, Hubble Variable Nebula and IC 447).⁣ And yes, space is divine. So are you :* ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #🦄 #factoftheday #neuronenvogue #nationalunicornday #sciencefunfacts #monocerosconstellation #unicornconstellation #unicornfacts #popularscience #popscience #sciencefashion #didyouknow #nasaimages

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