Puppis

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noun Pup·pis \ˈpə-pəs\

Definition of Puppis

astronomy

  1. :  a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Canis Major and Vela and that is represented by the figure of the deck of a ship NGC 2467 was discovered in the nineteenth century and lies in the southern constellation of Puppis, which represents the poop deck of Jason's fabled ship Argo from Greek mythology. — Space Daily, 16 July 2010

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1844

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1844


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