the Whale, a constellation lying above the equator, containing the variable star Mira.
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How to use Cetus in a sentence
A meandering trek taken by light from a remote supernova in the constellation Cetus may help researchers pin down how fast the universe expands — in another couple of decades.A supernova’s delayed reappearance could pin down how fast the universe expands | Ken Croswell | September 13, 2021 | Science News
The 'frequentissimus Cetus' before whom the oration was given included the imperial ambassadors and several bishops.A History of the Cambridge University Press | S. C. Roberts
The celestial globe map has the author and date legend 149placed near the constellation “Cetus.”Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II | Edward Luther Stevenson
He is said to have been swallowed by a Cetus, or large fish, from which he was after some time delivered.
De Thaun describes something very kraken-like, but he bestows upon it the title of Cetus.Myth-Land | F. Edward Hulme
One of the most remarkable of variable stars is called Mira ‘the wonderful,’ in the constellation Cetus.The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' | Thomas Orchard
British Dictionary definitions for Cetus
a large constellation on the celestial equator near Pisces and Aquarius. It contains the variable star Mira Ceti
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