the Great Dog, a southern constellation between Puppis and Orion, containing Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest of the stars.
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How to use Canis Major in a sentence
Astronomers have also located smaller dwarf galaxies that have bumped into the Milky Way’s gravitational field and been torn apart, like Canis Major and Sagittarius.
Virgo-originating cosmic rays bend around in the galaxy’s twisting field lines so that they strike us from the direction of Canis Major, where Auger sees the center of its excess.Cosmic Map of Ultrahigh-Energy Particles Points to Long-Hidden Treasures | Natalie Wolchover | April 27, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Remember the time they had with those awful five-legged things from Canis Major?The Women-Stealers of Thrayx | Fox B. Holden
Sirius, with a few other stars of much less lustre, form the constellation of Canis Major.The Story of the Heavens | Robert Stawell Ball
There are a number of bright stars in the constellation of Canis Major.Astronomy for Young Folks | Isabel Martin Lewis
On doing which we find, after all, they are not much more like sheep than Canis Major is like a dog.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5) | John Ruskin
He made up openly to Canis Major and was shortly on what might almost be considered terms of affection with Venus.The Prophet of Berkeley Square | Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for Canis Major
a constellation in the S hemisphere close to Orion, containing Sirius, the brightest star in the sky: Also called: the Great Dog
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Scientific definitions for Canis Major
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Orion. Canis Major (the Greater Dog) contains Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
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