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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Canis Major and Pyxis.

[Latin puppis, stern, poop, of unknown origin.]
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n, Latin genitive Puppis
(Astronomy) a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Vela and Canis Major, a section of which is crossed by the Milky Way
[Latin: the ship, the poop of a ship]
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Noun1.Puppis - a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Vela and Canis Major that shaped like the stern of a boat
Argo - formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela
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Last week, NASA released a (https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_feature/public/thumbnails/image/heic1323a.jpg) new image from the Hubble telescope and described it in a (https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2018/hubbles-cosmic-holiday-wreath) statement as "a holiday wreath made of sparkling lights." In the image is the star RS Puppis in the center.
The Southern Cross (Crux) and Pointers sit high in the winter evening sky, with the southern Milky Wa y cascading down through Carina, Puppis and Vela setting in the south-west.
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Eustatius creates a lack of transparency and enables politicians to hide malpractice (Puppis 2009).
Farther left of Sirius, over the border into the constellation Puppis (the Ship's Stern or poop deck) are two other cluster gems for binoculars and scopes: star-spangled M47 and dimmer, vaguer M46 next to it.
Hasta el momento, la mayoria de estudios academicos sobre los sistemas de rendicion de cuentas se ha centrado en la descripcion de los instrumentos tradicionales de autorregulacion, como los codigos deontologicos (Alsius, 1999; Aznar, 1999, 2005; Barroso, 1984; Garcia Aviles, 1996; Jones, 1980; Leppanen citado en Brunn, 1979; Nordenstreng & Hannikainen, 1984; Perez Fuentes, 2004; Puppis, 2009; Wiedemann, 1992) o los defensores del lector (Evers, 2010; Starck, 2010).