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Musca lies in the Milky Way south of Crux and Centaurus. It is one of the southern constellations introduced at the end of the 16th century by the Dutch navigator—astronomers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, and represents a fly. The southern tip of the dark Coalsack Nebula extends into it from neighboring Crux, but otherwise the constellation contains little of note.

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