Ophiuchus

noun Ophi·u·chus \ ˌä-fē-ˈyü-kəs , ˌō- \

Definition of Ophiuchus

astronomy
:a large northern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Scutum and Hercules and that is represented by the figure of a man grasping a snake (the constellation Serpens)
  • Thomas Greene of the University of Hawaii and Charles Lada of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory have studied five protostars in Ophiuchus, each about 100,000 years old.
  • AstronomySeptember 1997

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1556


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