Capricornus


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Cap·ri·cor·nus

 (kăp′rĭ-kôr′nəs)
n.
A constellation in the equatorial region of the Southern Hemisphere, near Aquarius and Sagittarius. Also called Capricorn, Goat.

Capricornus

(ˌkæprɪˈkɔːnəs)
n, Latin genitive -ni (-naɪ)
(Astronomy) a faint zodiacal constellation in the S hemisphere, lying between Sagittarius and Aquarius
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Noun1.Capricornus - a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
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4 during December, as the planet races from eastern Sagittarius all the way through dim Capricornus.
The dim outline of Capricornus looks more like a tubby boat with a high stern and prow, as drawn on our map, and apparently the Mesopotamians saw it as just such a boat, too.
He said the "falling" stars are "part of a complex of radiants in Aquarius, Capricornus and Piscis Austrinus" constellations.
The international team of astronomers began hunting solar twins with a 2006 sky survey that tagged HIP 102152, which is located about 250 light-years away in the constellation Capricornus.
They found that HIP 102152 in the constellation of Capricornus (The Sea Goat) is the oldest solar twin known to date and is estimated to be 8.
The Southern Delta Aquarids are part of a complex of radiants-or the points in the sky where the meteors come from-in the constellations Aquarius, Capricornus and Piscis Austrinus.
In antiquity the Capricornus constellation was seen as a monster with the head and forelegs of a goat and the posterior of a fish.
SeeNews) - Apr 23, 2013 - Austrian real estate company Immofinanz (WBAG:IIA) said yesterday its subsidiary Buwog acquired 1,916 apartments in the Neukoelln part of Berlin from Capricornus, the German real estate arm of Eureal Group.
Buyer of 100% stake in Westec is Capricornus Investments Limited.
The buyer is Capricornus Investments Limited, which is based in the British Virgin Islands.
Lying in a watery region of the sky along with Pisces (the Fishes), Cetus (the Whale) and Capricornus (the Sea Goat), Aquarius (the Water Carrier) is an ancient constellation.
ROCKAVON (of the Sunday Mail) Today's nap: CAPRICORNUS (6.