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  • mahtezcatpoc
    ... I also gave some of the stars in the Hyades and other stars around them in Taurus names that tradition doesn t assign to them; and, Evacuo (another coinage
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 9, 2009
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      > --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, Mark Andrew Holmes <mahtezcatpoc@> wrote:
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      > > As of midnight GMT.
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      > > Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
      > > orb).
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      > >
      > > Uranus
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      > > *Corripio (Zeta Reticuli)
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      > This name, as you might have guessed, is my coinage; it's Latin for "seize" or "snatch up."
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      > In 1961, Barney and Eunice (Betty) Hill of Portsmouth, New Hampshire were reportedly abducted by aliens near Indian Head, New Hampshire while on a road trip. While in the alien spacecraft, Betty Hill was shown a star map, which she later reproduced while under hypnosis; someone discovered that it showed about three dozen sunlike stars as seen from the point of view of Zeta Reticuli, a double star system with two sunlike stars.
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      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeta_Reticuli
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      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_and_Barney_Hill_abduction
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      I also gave some of the stars in the Hyades and other stars around them in Taurus names that tradition doesn't assign to them; and, Evacuo (another coinage of mine, for Eta Antliae) marks the jar Antlia the Air-Pump is emptying of gas.


      Mark A. Holmes
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