Puppis

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Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From Latin puppis (stern of a ship).

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Puppis

  1. (astronomy) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the stern of a ship. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.

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