carinae carinae


  1. (n) a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus
  2. (n) any of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom


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    (April 24, 2014) Eta Carinae is a heart attack waiting to happen. She’s what doctors call “morbidly obese,” and is slowly being crushed by her own weight.
    on April 24, 2014     Source: The Inquirer and Mirror

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  • "This is also very exciting because it suggests that Eta Carinae, only 7,500 light years away, might possibly explode in a similar manner, becoming a spectacularly bright star in our sky," Filippenko said in a statement.
    on May 7, 2007 By: Alex Filippenko Source: Wired News

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subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /