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  Gemini - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Gemini (astronomy) (Latin for “twins”), a zodiacal constellation, that is, a constellation located along the ecliptic, the apparent annual path of...
Gemini is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini.
Gemini (pronounced /ˈgɛmɪnaɪ/, Latin: twins, symbol, Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac known as "the twins".
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 Constellation (astronomy) - MSN Encarta
In common usage, a constellation is a group of stars that are connected together to form a figure or picture.
Constellation (astronomy), in astronomy, any of 88 imagined groupings of bright stars that appear on the celestial sphere (see Ecliptic) and that are named after religious or mythological figures, animals, or objects.
The constellation Aquarius was named by the Sumerians after their god of heaven An, who pours the waters of immortality upon the earth.
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 Gemini, mythology, history and observations by telescope
Gemini or Geminis is in a rich zone of stars since our galaxy, the Milky Route crosses the constellation by the Eastern, bordering sector with the constellation of Taurus, therefore, we managed to observe many double stars, variable and shining stellar accumulations.
Gemini is a zodiacal constellation, that is to say, the ecliptic or imaginary line in which it moves the Sun and nine planets crosses the constellation of this a the west remaining in her the Sun for more than thirty days from end of June and the first fortnight of Julio.
Gemini limits the north with Lynx and Auriga, to the east with Taurus and Orion, to the south with the constellations of Monoceros and Canis Minor and to the west with Cancer.
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 Gemini - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gemini (♊, and Latin for twins) is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
It is part of the winter sky, lying between Taurus to the west and the dim Cancer to the east, with Auriga and the near-invisible Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis Minor to the south.
Gemini includes two bright stars, named after the two twins, who correspond to the Dioscuri in Greek mythology - Castor (α), a pretty telescopic binary (actually sextuple), and Pollux (β), which is brighter and more southwesterly.
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 The Constellations - Enchanted Learning Software
Cepheus is a house-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere.
Cetus is a constellation that straddles the celestial equator.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
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 Gemini (astronomy) - MSN Encarta
The Gemini Observatory is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation on behalf...
Gemini (astronomy) (Latin for “twins”), a zodiacal constellation, that is, a constellation located along the ecliptic, the apparent annual path of the sun across the sky (see Zodiac).
The astronomers of ancient Egypt symbolized this constellation by a pair of young goats; the Arabians by peacocks; and the Greeks by twin children.
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 Gemini: Heavenly Properties
The constellation of Gemini ("The Twins") is a familiar pattern in the night sky.
This constellation is home to a number of impressive star clusters, including the "Eskimo" or "Clown-Faced" Nebula, first spotted by William Herschel, who likened it to a person's hooded head.
A Northern constellation located between Cancer the Crab and Taurus the Bull, Gemini is also bordered by Orion the Hunter, Monoceros the Unicorn, Canis Minor the Little Dog, Hydra the Sea-Serpent, Lynx the Lynx and Auriga the Charioteer.
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 Constellation Gemini - SkyTour
Gemini is known as the "twins" and can be found just beyond the reach of Orion's up stretched arm.
This constellation is known as the twin because of its remarkable symmetry.
Gemini is one of the brightest constellations of the Zodiac.
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 Forecasters :: Gemini Horoscope
The outline in the sky of the constellation of Gemini is that of a perfect rectangle, each vertical side represents a twin.
This is reflected in the constellation of Gemini.
In the east, Gemini was known to the Chinese as ‘yin and yang’.
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 Gemini (constellation)
Gemini (Latin: twins, symbol, Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac known as "the twins".
It is part of the winter sky, lying between Taurus to the west and the dim Cancer to the east, with Auriga and the near-invisible Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis Minor to the south.
Since this constellation is easily viewable as two parallel stick figures [1], considering faint stars visible to the naked eye, it was associated with the myth of Castor and Polydeuces (also known as Pollux), collectively known as the Dioscuri.
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 Gemini – FREE Gemini Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
Gemini [Lat.,=the twins], northern constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Taurus and Cancer, N of Canis Minor; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
The two brightest stars in Gemini, Castor and Pollux (north of the bright star Procyon in Canis Minor), are two of the brightest stars in the sky and were identified by the Greeks with two children, in most accounts the twin sons of Zeus and Leda.
An annual meteor shower known as the Geminids appears to radiate from this constellation during the second week in December.
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 Gemini - Crystalinks
Their is a side to Geminis which can become deeply involved emotionally, and another, hostile to sentimentality, which stands back from a romantic situation, laughing at it and the protagonists in it, including themselves, and analyzes it intellectually.
Gemini rules the arms, shoulders, hands, lungs and nervous system and its subjects need to beware of diseases and accidents associated with the upper part of the body, as well as nervous and pulmonary disorders such as catarrh and bronchitis.
Gemini [Lat.,=the twins], northern constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Taurus and Cancer, N of Canis Minor; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
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 Winter Constellations Applet
The constellation Cepheus takes the form of a simple house (a triangle on top of a square) and the star that we just found is the top of the house.
Lying to the southeast of Procyon, is the constellation Hydra.
Gemini is also one of the 13 constellations of the zodiac.
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Castor and Pollux, the "twins" of Gemini, were Greek heroes.
They were among the men Jason led on his voyages on the Argo.
This is one of the 13 constellations of the Zodiac.
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 Skynotes
Gemini is a fine winter constellation, easily found to the upper left of Orion.
NGC 2158 is thought to be an intermediate type of cluster between the open or galactic clusters and the globular clusters which lie outside the plane of the galaxy.
Finally in Gemini there is the planetary nebula NGC 2392, also known as the “Eskimo” or “Clown Face” Nebula, although it requires a fairly large telescope to discern the features that give rise to these names.
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 Gemini, a February Constellation
This constellation dates from ancient times, representing a pair of twins, the sons of Leda, holding hands.
Gemini is north of the equator so fairly low for New Zealand observers.
The centre of the constellation is due north at about 11.00 pm (NZDT) in the middle of February.
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 Gemini
With spring approaching Gemini lies right along the Milky Way, and the ecliptic (the region in which the Sun and planets are constrained) passes through it.
Gemini is the diurnal domicile of Mercury (Hermes) and the North Node is exalted in the 3rd°.
The earlier astrological texts offer that Gemini represented the gaiety and delightfulness of youth, like the young plant whose leaves are opening to receive and use the necessary elements for sustaining life.
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 Gemini, a Constellation for February
This constellation dates from ancient times, representing a pair of twins, the sons of Leda, holding hands.
Gemini is north of the equator so fairly low for New Zealand observers.
The centre of the constellation is due north at about 10.00 pm (NZDT) in mid of February.
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 Gemini
Gemini (the Twins), the most northerly constellation of the zodiac, appears here lying on its side.
Gemini contains the Summer Solstice, passed by the Sun on the first day of northern summer.
Gemini has three stars with orbiting planets: Pollux, HR 2877, and HD 50554.
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 Constellation Gemini, the heavenly Twins - Digital Images of the Sky
The bright constellation of Gemini is centered in the above photography (see lines).
The declination of this constellation ranges from +10 to +35 degrees.
The most prominent stars of Gemini are Castor and Pollux, the "heads" of the twins in the upper left of the image.
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 Zodiac Mythology
Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, which is entered by the sun on or about May 21st.
Libra is one of the constellations of the zodiac associated with Themis, the Greek goddess of justice whose attribute was a pair of scales.
It is one of the twelve constellations to make the Zodiac, the most distinctive aspect of Sagittarius is the group of stars within it, which look like a teapot, complete with spout and handle.
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 Gemini
Truth be told, a Gemini launched atop a Titan 3E or Saturn IVB Centaur could have accomplished a circumlunar flight as early as 1966 and, using earth orbit rendezvous techniques, a landing at least a year before Apollo.
Gemini was to have continued to fly into the 1970's as the return capsule of the USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory program.
Gemini Project Office (GPO) reported that it was investigating the use of a parasail and landing rocket system to enable the Gemini spacecraft to make land landings.
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 Constellations and Mythology - Lonewolf Online
Constellations are memorable maps to the stars, dating back many thousands of years.
One of the constellations of the zodiac known as "the twins".
This constellation is easily recognizable as two parallel stick figures and it was associated with the myth of Castor and Pollux.
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 Astronomers Spot Evidence for Colliding Planet Embryos in Famous Star Cluster | Gemini Observatory
The Pleiades star cluster, in the constellation of Taurus, is easily visible to the naked eye at this time of the year.
The research team used the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii to measure the heat radiation coming from the dust; “this heat emerges at infrared wavelengths, just as the heat from our bodies does,” Song said.
The Frederick C. Gillett Gemini Telescope is located at Mauna Kea, Hawai'i (Gemini North) and the other telescope at Cerro Pachón in central Chile (Gemini South), and hence provide full coverage of both hemispheres of the sky.
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