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Asterism 24 - Grain; Bread

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Grains – the plants that started humankind’s agricultural revolution.  Once we cultivated Grain, and from it baked Bread, civilization developed.  The Grains appear as various grasses (wheat, rice, barley …) in the temperate zones of Earth.  We changed Grain as much as it changed us.  We have continually developed new strains to meet climactic challenges and feed our ever-increasing population.  Even today, Bread, in all its varieties, is the foundation of humanity’s diet.

8 stars – 4 from Perseus, 4 from Taurus.

Right Ascension = 03h50m

Declination = + 29.6 degrees

The tight cluster of stars are the four brightest stars of the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters, part of Taurus.  The ecliptic passes just south of this asterism.

The New Asterisms
Fish - #9 Bird - #13 Radio/Television Tower - #15
House; Domicile - #16 Octopus - #22 Grain; Bread - #24
Flower; Pollination - #25 Monkey; Primate - #30 Combat; Conquest - #31
Smith; Metal Working - #33 Book; Writing - #36 Ant; Insect - #37
Gun - #40 City; Civilization - #48 Love; Affection - #59
Itinerant; Migration - #60 Sailing; Navigation - #61 Coin; Money - #62
Airplane; Aeronautics - #64 Farmer; Agriculture - #65 Computer - #66
Friends; Friendship - #69 Horse and Rider - #70 Observatory; Astronomy - #72
Automobile - #74 Family - #75 Factory; Industrialization - #77
Tree - #78 Human Being - #79