- Astronomy. the Centaur, a southern constellation between Lupus and Vela, containing the triple-star system Alpha Centauri.
Origin of Centaurus
From Latin; see origin at centaur
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Answers post on the asking, “Is Centaurus the best Termas in Rio De Janiero?”Rio de Janeiro’s Termas Centaurus: Justin Bieber’s Alleged Brothel
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The star α in Centaurus was long considered as the nearest of all stars.Lectures on Stellar Statistics
Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
If he were on Earth, he would be certain it was the flu; in the Centaurus system, kranken.Bolden's Pets
F. L. Wallace
Icarus will be brought back to this universe within Centaurus itself.
Now we can notify the fleet to prepare for the attack on Centaurus.
A good way of readily finding the Cross is to remember that there are two prominent stars in Centaurus that point directly to it.Under the Southern Cross
Maturin M. Ballou
- a conspicuous extensive constellation in the S hemisphere, close to the Southern Cross, that contains two first magnitude stars, Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri, and the globular cluster Omega CentauriAlso called: The Centaur
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- A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Libra. Centaurus (the Centaur) contains Alpha Centauri, the star nearest Earth.
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