American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Sculptor and Eridanus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A southern constellation, invented and named by Lacaille in 1763. It lies south of the western part of Eridanus, and, as its boundaries are at present drawn, contains no star of greater magnitude than the fifth.
- n. [NL. (Castelnau, 1835).] A genus of elaterid beetles of wide distribution, found in North and South America, the West and East Indies, Africa, and Australia, of large size and a uniform brownish-black or reddish color, with a fine appressed pubescence. Seven species inhabit North America, among them F. calceatus.
- n. astronomy A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a furnace. It lies near the constellation Eridanus.
- n. astronomy A dwarf galaxy located in the constellation Fornax.
- n. Roman mythology The Roman goddess of ovens.
- n. a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Cetus and Phoenix
- Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. Originally called Fornāx Chemica, Latin for "chemical furnace". (Wiktionary)
- Latin fornāx, furnace, oven; see gwher- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The cluster, called Fornax because of its location in a constellation of the same name, is 60 million light-years from Earth, and is one of the closest galaxy clusters to the Milky Way”
“We see globulars in many nearby dwarf galaxies I.e The Fornax Dwarf Galaxy, so therefore it not logical that the Milky Way has taken their globular and made them apart of our own galaxy?”
“The fourth WISE picture is of the Fornax cluster, a region of hundreds of galaxies all bound together into one family.”
“WISE's view of the Fornax Cluster. credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA”
“Setting the detection limit at 1 Gpc would allow us to monitor the Fornax, Coma, Virgo and Perseus galaxy clusters among others for signals.”
“The blue star-like images are mostly X-ray bright globular clusters orbiting NGC 1399 which is located in the Fornax Galaxy Cluster.”
“The Fornax Galaxy Cluster, including the barred-spiral galaxy NGC 1365 in the lower right, and the elliptical galaxy NGC 1399 to the left of it.”
“First thing I thought of was globular CMDs, but Steinn beat me to it … how about SBF measurements of relative distances in Virgo and Fornax?”
“Tidal forces will destroy this galaxy as it falls towards the center of the Fornax cluster - NGC 1427A, from Hubble”
“We also had a sweet whole wheat Italian bread from our local Fornax bakery, and fresh fruit salad including our home-grown raspberries.”
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