hydra hydra  /ˈhaɪd rə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Greek mythology) monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones
  2. (n) a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer
  3. (n) trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality
  4. (n) small tubular solitary freshwater hydrozoan polyp

Usage(s):

  1. Graphics-wise their games are nothing special, but they use games to tell rich, branching, hydra-headed stories, and that's what makes them interesting.
  2. Much of that success comes from a diffuse, hydra-headed power structure that has rebounded from repeated attempts to put it down.
  3. But we need a broader term like data addiction to take in the sheer hydra-headedness of the ceaseless craving for digital stimulation that contemporary technology is creating in us.

News

  1. NASA finds record 7.5 billion mile distance between a planet and its star

    NASA has revealed that its Hubble Space Telescope made a new discovery: evidence of a planet forming at a record distance from its star, something that – if proven to be true – could then shake up current theories regarding planets and their formation. The discovery was made in the Hydra the Sea Serpent constellation. Read The Full Story
    on June 15, 2013     Source: SlashGear

  2. Hubble Captures Planet Formation 7.5 Billion Miles From Host Star

    Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope say they have discovered evidence of a planet forming 7.5 billion miles away from its host star. The exoplanet is under construction about 176 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Hydra the Sea Serpent. The suspected planet is orbiting the diminutive red dwarf TW Hydrae . "It's so ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. Scientists find hints of alien planet surprisingly far from its host star

    Astronomers have found evidence of an alien planet forming surprisingly far from its host star, a discovery that could challenge the prevailing wisdom about how planets take shape.Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope spotted a large gap in the planet-forming debris disk surrounding the red dwarf star TW Hydrae, which lies about 176 light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra (the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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