Polaris

[n] - the brightest star in Ursa Minor
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Polaris

Po·la'ris noun [ New Latin See Polar .] (Astron.) The polestar. See North star , under North .
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Polaris

North Star noun the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the little dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it
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Polaris

• (n.) The polestar. See North star, under North.
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Polaris

Earth`s present northern polestar, or North Star, at the end of the `handle` of the so-called Little Dipper in the constellation Ursa Minor. Polaris ... [6 related articles]
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Polaris

[poker bot] Polaris is a Texas hold `em poker playing program developed by the computer poker research group at the University of Alberta, a project that has been under way for 16 years as of 2007. Polaris is a composite program consisting of a number of bots, including Hyperborean08, the winner of the limit equilibrium series in the 2008 A...
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POLARIS

[seismology] POLARIS was an underground experiment to observe seismic signals at depth in very hard rock. It was carried out at SNOLAB, and underground physics laboratory, in Sudbury, Ontario. In addition to academic research, the data generated in the POLARIS experiment was used by the Canadian National Data Centre (CNDC) for earthquake, a...
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Polaris

(Alpha Ursae Minoris) Polaris and its closest companion at lower left Image: NASA/STScI/N Evans/CfA Also known as the North Star or Pole Star; the brightest star in Ursa Minor. Polaris is slightly off the pole and travels each day in a tiny circle around it about 1.5&...
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Polaris

Polaris (pōlâr'is) or North Star,star nearest the north celestial pole (see equatorial coordinate system). It is in the constellation Ursa Minor (see Ursa Major and Ursa Minor; Bayer designation Alpha Ursae Minoris) and marks the end of the handle of the Little Dipper. Polaris's locat...
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Polaris

Bright star closest to the north celestial pole, and the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor. Its position is indicated by the `pointers` in Ursa Major. Polaris is a yellow supergiant about 500 light years away from the Sun. It is also known as Alpha Ursae Minoris. It currently lies within 1° of the north celestial pole...
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Polaris

[short story] `Polaris` is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft, written in 1918 and first published in the December 1920 issue of the amateur journal The Philosopher. It is noteworthy as the story that introduces Lovecraft`s fictional Pnakotic Manuscripts, the first of his arcane tomes. ==Inspiration== Critic William Fulwiler writes that ``Pol...
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Polaris

[convention] Polaris (formerly Toronto Trek) is an annual science fiction and fantasy convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the past and now held in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. It began in 1986 as a relaxacon as Toronto Trek Celebration. Two years later, in 1988, Toronto Trek Celebration 2 took place. In 1989 it dropped the wor...
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Polaris

[video game] Polaris is a 1980 fixed shooter arcade game by Taito. In Polaris, players control a submarine which can only shoot missiles upward. The goal of the player is to destroy all of the planes in each level while avoiding bombs dropped from the aircraft, as well as mines launched by enemy submarines and depth charges dropped from boa...
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Polaris

==Role as pole star== Because {GreekFont|α} UMi lies nearly in a direct line with the axis of the Earth`s rotation `above` the North Pole—the north celestial pole—Polaris stands almost motionless in the sky, and all the stars of the Northern sky appear to rotate around it. Therefore, it makes an excellent fixed point from which to draw mea......
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