Eridanus

noun
Erid·a·nus | \ i-ˈri-də-nəs \

Definition of Eridanus 

astronomy

: a southern constellation that is visible stretching between the constellations of Orion and Phoenix and that is represented by the figure of a river How can you tell whether a galaxy is turned on or not? A team of astronomers set out to answer that question by making a series of detailed radio, infrared, optical, and spectroscopic observations of an unusual spiral galaxy in Eridanus.Astronomy, August 1990

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1599, in the meaning defined above

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