The space enclosed by the constellation Centaurus includes a part of the Galactic Nucleus and, beyond that, the long arc of the distant Sagittarius Arm.
A rich and extensive constellation of the southern sky. Centaurus contains much that
is of interest, but is perhaps most famous for the stars Proxima
and Alpha Centauri, the nearest stars to
Earth's Solar System.
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