Polaris

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From Latin Stella polaris, "pole star"

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Polaris

  1. (astronomy) The pole star, a trinary star in the constellation Ursa Minor that currently lies close to the north celestial pole; Alpha (α) Ursae Minoris
  2. A type of U.S. ballistic missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and designed to be launched from a submarine.

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