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I am a beginner / novice and I have got very little knowledge about astronomy

Please tell me whether 'Planets' revolves around all the 80+ constellations or not

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  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/13086 $\endgroup$
    – user21
    Feb 29 '16 at 23:07
  • $\begingroup$ Planets (for the most part) revolve around individual suns. A constellation is just a group of stars that are in the same part of the sky - as viewed from Earth. So the question, as written, really just doesn't make any sense. $\endgroup$
    – Donald.McLean
    Mar 2 '16 at 15:18
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Planets does not go through all the constellations.

The path the Sun and the planets (approximately) follows is called the ecliptic. The constellation this line goes through is known as the Zodiac, but the current number is actually 13.

A star map, with the ecliptic drawn:

star map

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the info. Can you post a better image of this? Could not read out what's written over there? $\endgroup$ Feb 29 '16 at 18:42
  • $\begingroup$ upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/… is a larger version of this image. Note the image is SVG and can thus be theoretically expanded to any size. $\endgroup$
    – user21
    Feb 29 '16 at 23:08

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