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DangerLaef
2006-Jun-08, 03:56 AM
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/060605_rock_art.html

"Ancient Rock Art Depicts Exploding Star "

"The Hohokam petroglyph depicts symbols of a scorpion and stars that match a model showing the relative positions of the supernova with respect to the constellation Scorpius. The model was created by John Barentine, an astronomer at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico and Gilbert Esquerdo, a research assistant at the Planetary Science Institute in Arizona."

My question:
Why would Native Americans in 1006 use a scorpion to represent the constellation we know as Scorpio?

Regarding the suggestion the carving also shows the stars of Scorpio,
check the phot in the article & tell me how you can see scorpio in that?

NEOWatcher
2006-Jun-08, 12:31 PM
Please only post one thread... duplicate here (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=42495)
besides, it has been discussed (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=42331) (although it's not easily spotted to the average person)

And please consider the topic of the forum "If you saw something on Bad Astronomy that you just have to say something about."

ToSeek
2006-Jun-08, 03:40 PM
Thread closed. Please continue discussion of this topic here. (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=42331)