Definitions

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  • proper noun astronomy The eastern half of the northern constellation Serpens, said to resemble a snake. It is said to represent the tail end of the snake.

Etymologies

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From Latin serpēns "snake" + cauda "tail"

Examples

  • Ophiuchus is depicted as a man holding a snake, as the constellation splits Serpens into two smaller constellations, Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda, which are otherwise counted as one.

    What Is Ophiuchus?

  • Ophiuchus is depicted as a man holding a snake, as the constellation splits Serpens into two smaller constellations, Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda, which are otherwise counted as one.

    What Is Ophiuchus?

  • The newly discovered planet orbits a star similar to our sun and is located in the constellation Serpens Cauda, at a distance of 1500 light-years from Earth.

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  • Corot-9b orbits a G3 star not unlike our own sun, lying some 460 parsecs off in the constellation Serpens Cauda.

    The Register

  • The newly discovered planet orbits a star similar to our sun and is located in the constellation Serpens Cauda, at a distance of 1500 light-years from Earth.

    Impact Lab

  • The newly discovered planet orbits a star similar to our sun and is located in the constellation Serpens Cauda, at a distance of 1500 light-years from Earth.

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