Astronomy. a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Lyra.
Other definitions for Vega (2 of 2)
Lo·pe de [law-pethe], /ˈlɔ pɛ ðɛ/, Lope Félix de Vega Carpio, 1562–1635, Spanish dramatist and poet.
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Turnout overall was up, too, due partly to conservatives switching to the Democratic Party to support Vega, and partly due to Krasner's campaign.The Trailer: Make history, or bring back TMac? Virginia Democrats are leaning toward the latter. | David Weigel | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
McClenon also is a writer, and her Vega fable supposes a devastated Earth.In the galleries: Face to face with a world both beautiful and horrific | Mark Jenkins | April 16, 2021 | Washington Post
Vega is slated to launch on April 20 from the Guiana Space Centre, carrying the 750-kilogram Pléiades-Neo 1 Earth-observation satellite.Rocket Report: China debuts new booster, SpaceX eyeing Indonesia launch site? | Eric Berger | March 12, 2021 | Ars Technica
In a follow-on study, Vega and graduate student Anthony Ortiz Lopez studied the outcomes of pairwise competitions among 11 bacterial species that live in worm guts, and then fed worms mixtures of up to three of these species.A Physicist’s Approach to Biology Brings Ecological Insights | Gabriel Popkin | October 13, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The idea that such differences could be explained, Vega said, was “a bit alien” to microbiome researchers.A Physicist’s Approach to Biology Brings Ecological Insights | Gabriel Popkin | October 13, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Vega, Texas, got the brunt of this weeklong February storm, with a 43-inch snowfall.Hercules, Schmercules. Here Are America’s 5 Worst Blizzards | Nina Strochlic | January 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In August, John Anthony Vega was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 77-year-old woman in Pennsylvania.
Nothing really happened with Grace (Makenzie Vega) in that episode.‘The Good Wife’: Robert and Michelle King on Alicia, Kalinda, Renewal Prospects, and More | Jace Lacob | March 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Graham Phillips and Makenzie Vega are so remarkable as actors… In the script, it said, “Alicia just breaks down.”
And Marta Moreno Vega, an Afro-Caribbean expert on Yoruba philosophy, seems to dare you to sum up her ethnicity.
Such is precisely the much discussed statement that Garcilasso de la Vega says he often heard from the native Peruvians.The Myths of the New World | Daniel G. Brinton
Above him was the enormous triangle formed by Deneb, Vega, and Altair.Warning from the Stars | Ron Cocking
When he reached the highest crest, Vega still hung over the sullen glow of a furnace throat; but the smudge had grown darker.Mountain | Clement Wood
At length the dawn broke over the great misty plain, for now they were crossing the Vega.Fair Margaret | H. Rider Haggard
A few days since we made up a party and rode out to the famous town of Santa Fe, in the delightful Vega, about eight miles away.
British Dictionary definitions for Vega (1 of 2)
the brightest star in the constellation Lyra and one of the most conspicuous in the N hemisphere. It is part of an optical double star having a faint companion. Distance: 25.3 light years; spectral type: A0V
British Dictionary definitions for Vega (2 of 2)
See Lope de Vega
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Scientific definitions for Vega
A star in the constellation Lyra and one of the five brightest stars in the night sky. It is a white main-sequence star in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, with an apparent magnitude of 0.04. Vega, along with Altair and Deneb, form the Summer Triangle asterism. Scientific name: Alpha Lyra.
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