from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lacerta and Lyra, containing the star Deneb. Also called Northern Cross, Swan.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Anserinae — swans.
- proper n. : A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a swan. It includes the triple star system HD 188753 and the stars Deneb and Albireo.
- proper n. : A king of the Ligurians and relative of Phaeton who was transformed into a swan and placed in the sky as a constellation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A constellation of the northern hemisphere east of, or following, Lyra; the Swan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the subfamily Cygninæ, formerly conterminous with it, but now including all the white swans, or even restricted to those which have a tubercle on the bill, as the mute swan of Europe, Cygnus olor.
- n. An ancient northern constellation representing a bird called a swan by Ovid and others, and now always so considered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a genus of Anatidae
- n. a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way; contains a black hole
The original film was about the crew of the Palomino, a rather bland group of futuristic Earth astronauts who stumble upon a long-lost ship called the Cygnus, which is captained by none other than a raving mad
The 1979 original focused on a ship on a deep space mission and its encounter with a lost vessel called the Cygnus, home to a lone scientist in charge of an army of robots (including the hulking red killer Maximilian) who turn out to be the ship's missing crew.
I'd call Cygnus hang-glider. :p The last page, I guess it is Orion but something doesn't make sense about it.
Little ones, the kind that form when a single star collapses, have indeed been found: in 1974, British cosmologist Stephen Hawking bet physicist Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology a one-year subscription to Penthouse that the collapsed star called Cygnus X-1 would not turn out to be a black hole.
The name Cygnus itself is the Latin form of the original Greek word, Κύκνος (
The Cygnus was the Great Pyramid of our time and Reinhardt its Cheops.
Building and crewing the Cygnus was a helluva achievement, one of mankind's proudest moments.
To any space scientist the Cygnus was a dream fulfilled.
Recently, light left by passing cosmic rays has been tracked back to a hollow space in a nebula called Cygnus X where many new stars are born, reports a study published in Science.
Normal piloting rolls can be made to land the characters 'ship on the Cygnus, which is massive.