This is pretty cool. The North Star is actually 3 stars. Wonder if a telescope on the moon would give us better information. Maybe Europe, USA, India and China can collaborate to put a telescope on the moon instead of running separate Moon/Mars missions.
HubbleSite - Full story about "There's More to the North Star Than Meets the Eye": "By stretching the capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to the limit,
astronomers have photographed the close companion of Polaris for the first time.
They presented their findings today in a press conference at the 207th meeting of
the American Astronomical Society in Washington, D.C."
10 January 2006Pawsted by Mosilager