Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Definitions for Polaris
- Astronomy. the polestar or North Star, a star of the second magnitude situated close to the north pole of the heavens, in the constellation Ursa Minor: the outermost star in the handle of the Little Dipper.
- a two-stage U.S. ballistic missile, usually fired from a submerged submarine.
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Citations for Polaris
How do you find it? There are so many satellites nowadays that I can't find Polaris anymore.
He sighted through the eyepiece and moved the index arm until Polaris sat squarely on the wire.
Origin of Polaris
Polaris is a shortening of the Medieval Latin stella polāris meaning "polar star." The name of the ballistic missile entered English in the 1950s.