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Cen·tau·rus

 (sĕn-tôr′əs)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Vela and Lupus.

[Latin Centaurus, centaur; see centaur.]

Centaurus

(sɛnˈtɔːrəs)
n, Latin genitive Centauri (sɛnˈtɔːraɪ)
(Astronomy) a conspicuous extensive constellation in the S hemisphere, close to the Southern Cross, that contains two first magnitude stars, Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri, and the globular cluster Omega Centauri. Also called: The Centaur

Cen•tau•rus

(sɛnˈtɔr əs)

n. gen. -tau•ri (-ˈtɔr aɪ)
the Centaur, a southern constellation containing Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri.
[< Latin; see centaur]

Cen·tau·rus

(sĕn-tôr′əs)
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Libra. It contains Alpha Centauri, the star nearest Earth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Centaurus - a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross
Alpha Centauri, Rigil, Rigil Kent - brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun
Beta Centauri - the second brightest star in Centaurus
Omega Centauri - a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus
Proxima, Proxima Centauri - the nearest star to the sun; distance: 4.3 light years
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hile previous images taken in visible light have hinted at a complex inner structure in Centaurus A, combining the output of two of ESA's observatories working at almost opposite ends of the electromagnetic spectrum reveals the unusual structure in much greater detail.
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