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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lynx and Perseus that contains the bright star Capella, which is 42 light years from Earth. Also called Charioteer.
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n, Latin genitive Aurigae (ɔːˈraɪdʒiː)
(Astronomy) a conspicuous constellation in the N hemisphere between the Great Bear and Orion, at the edge of the Milky Way. It contains the first magnitude star Capella and the supergiant eclipsing binary star Epsilon Aurigae
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n. gen. -gae (-jē).
the Charioteer, a northern constellation between Perseus and Gemini, containing the bright star Capella.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin: charioteer]
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Gemini and Perseus. It contains the bright star Capella.
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|Noun||1.||Auriga - a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Great Bear and Orion at edge of Milky Way|
Capella - the brightest star in Auriga
Epsilon Aurigae - the largest known star
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