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Asterism 74 - Automobile

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The ET’s nearly mistook the Automobile for Earth’s dominant life form.  They saw large metallic machines, consuming vast resources, tended by sycophantic animals.  For us, they transformed cities, travel, and our economy.  For millennia, cities were constructed for people, horses, and carts.  Within a century, Automobiles have seized half the cities’ land for themselves.  In travel, they liberated the individual.  Previous transportation moved groups of people from one fixed point to another.  With an Automobile, any person can, alone, travel to any other location through roads.  Automobile production is integral to industrialized economies.  The assembly line was perfected with the production of Automobiles.

11 stars – 6 from Carina, 4 from Vela, and 1 from Centaurus.

Right Ascension = 10h38m

Declination = -55.7 degrees

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