Cancer Constellation Art Print - Cocorrina

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Cancer zodiac constellation gold metallic foil print on black paper by Cocorrina
Cancer zodiac constellation gold metallic foil print on black paper by Cocorrina
Cancer zodiac constellation gold metallic foil print on black paper by Cocorrina
Cancer zodiac constellation gold metallic foil print on black paper by Cocorrina
Cancer zodiac constellation gold metallic foil print on black paper by Cocorrina

Cancer Constellation Art Print

Regular price €36,75 now €18,38




✦ Eco friendly Ink & recycled materials
✦ Ethically made and sourced
✦ Small run production
✦ FSC Certified
✦ Carbon neutral shipping
✦ Family owned brand

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Cancer is one of the original 13 constellations of the Zodiac, and is represented by the crab. Despite being a relatively dim constellation, the story behind Cancer is one of adventure and heroism. According to Greek mythology, during one of Hercules's 12 labors, where he was battling against a Hydra, the goddess Hera sent a crab named Cancer to distract the hero. The crab was able to get his claws around Hercules's toes, but failed to do any more damage as Cancer was crushed shortly afterwards. Hera felt pity for the small creature that died for her wishes and gave Cancer a place among the stars in the Zodiacal constellation.

The constellation contains an important star cluster known as the 'beehive'. Also known as Praesepe, or M44, it is one of the largest and brightest of the star clusters that lie within the Milky Way. When observed with the naked eye, it appears as a fuzzy region in the sky. But even through a small optical telescope, its multitude of stars looks like a swarm of bees. The star cluster is located about 577 light-years from Earth and contains hundreds of stars, with a total mass of about 500 times that of our Sun.

Another interesting object that is found in Cancer is RX J0942.7+3859, which is a binary star system consisting of a neutron star and a white dwarf. It is suspected to give off strong gravitational waves, which could be detected by gravitational wave observatories like LIGO and Virgo. The system is located about 5000 light-years away from Earth and is one of the closest known neutron star-white dwarf binaries. The discovery of this object has important implications for our understanding of the formation and evolution of compact binary systems in the universe.
Size: A3 Size (29.7 x 42.0cm), (11.69 x 16.53 inches)
Paper: Cotton Munken Polar 240 gsm.
Features: Metallic Foil
Shipping Package: The Art Print is sent in a thick recycled paper tube, wide enough to keep your print protected. 
Environment / Safety: FSC-C020637, PEFC_05-33-99, EU Ecolabel : SE/011/05, The paper is inspected for Nordic Ecolabelled printing, ECF, ISO 14001, EMAS,  Age resistant (ISO 9706), Woodfree 
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Cancer zodiac constellation gold metallic foil print on black paper by Cocorrina
Cancer zodiac constellation gold metallic foil print on black paper by Cocorrina
Cancer zodiac constellation gold metallic foil print on black paper by Cocorrina