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Indus (Indian)

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The brightest star in the constellation is Alpha Indi. Epsilon Indi is one of the closest stars to Earth and has been discovered to contain a pair of binary brown dwarfs.

Created in the sixteenth century, Indus represents an Indian, a word that could refer at the time to any native of Asia or America.

Neighbouring Constellations

Sagittarius (Archer)

Pavo (Peacock)

Tucana (Toucan)

Grus (Crane)

Picture of Indus