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Vela

[vee-luh, vey-] /ˈvi lə, ˈveɪ-/
noun, genitive Velorum
[vee-lawr-uh m, -lohr-, vey-] /viˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-, veɪ-/ (Show IPA),
for 1. Astronomy
1.
the Sail, a southern constellation: one of the subordinate constellations into which Argo is divided.
2.
U.S. Aerospace. one of a series of reconnaissance satellites designed to detect nuclear explosions.
Origin
< Latin, plural of vēlum sail
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Vela

/ˈviːlə/
noun (Latin genitive) Velorum (viːˈlɔːrəm)
1.
a constellation in the S hemisphere, close to Puppis and Carina and crossed by the Milky Way, that has four second-magnitude stars and a young bright pulsar
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