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Puppis

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Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] puppis, the "stern of a ship"

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Puppis

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Puppis

  1. (astronomy) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the stern of a ship. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.

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