To complete this task, finish the story about the brightest star in our night sky, Sirius A in your mission log.
To find out the real story about Sirius A, read on:
Sirius A is the brightest star in the night sky. The Sun is less than 25 times as bright. Sirius A has spent the last billion years shinning bright in the Milky Way.
Sirius A has had many different purposes. It was an important compass for those who lived in the Pacific Ocean. Sirius A hung low on the horizon so captains could find their destinations.
The ancient Hawaiians called Sirius A many different names, including Hoku-ho'okele-wa'a which means canoe guiding star.
Later, Sirius A became very important in the scientific community - it was the first star to have its velocity measured. Astronomers have calculated that Sirius A is 8.611 light years away from earth - which means it would take you over 8 years of travel before arriving to Sirius A!
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Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to spend time this summer exploring your galaxy