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Northern Hogsucker Hypentelium nigricans
2009-01-20 20:36:05

The Northern Hogsucker (Hypentelium nigricans) is a species of freshwater fish that inhabits the rivers of the Mississippi basin. They occur from Oklahoma and Alabama northward to Minnesota. This fish is also widely distributed in western New York, including the Finger Lakes region. It occurs in tributaries of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario as well. There are no fish found north of latitude 44°....

Monoceros Unicorn Constellation
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Monoceros (Unicorn) Constellation -- Location: Galactic equator, visible in both hemispheres Coordinates: Right Ascension: 07h; Declination: -05; Source: Modern Monoceros is a modern constellation formulated around 1624 by Jakob Bartsch, a German scientist. It is composed of a number of faint stars in an area between the well-known ancient constellations Canis Major and Minor, Orion, Gemini...

Crater cup Constellation
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Crater (cup) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere, low on the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 11h; Declination: -15; Source: Greek mythology The constellation Crater is in the same area of the sky as the constellations Hydra and Corvus. This constellation was not created so much because it looked like a cup, but because the stars that...

Corvus crow Constellation
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Corvus (crow) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere, very low on the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 12h; Declination: -20; Source: Greek mythology, Arab, sailor's lore The constellation Corvus is named for the crow, a bird associated with Apollo. The star pattern looks nothing like a bird. It consists of four bright stars that form a...

Hydra Constellation
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Hydra Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere & Southern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 10h; Declination: -20; Source: Greek Mythology The constellation Hydra is most closely associated with the legend of the second labor of Heracles, which may echo a Babylonian legend in which the hero Gilgamesh killed a seven-headed monster. The Hydra was a fresh-water serpent born to...

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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