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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Andromeda a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia and Pegasus; contains the Andromeda galaxy
    • n Andromeda (Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia; she was fastened to a rock and exposed to a sea monster that was sent by Poseidon, but she was rescued by Perseus and became his wife
    • n andromeda any of several shrubs of the genus Andromeda having leathery leaves and clusters of small flowers
    • n andromeda broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers
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Cassandra Calyculata, D. Don. / Andromeda Calyculata, L Cassandra Calyculata, D. Don. / Andromeda Calyculata, L

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The nearest galaxy to our own is Andromeda.
    • Andromeda (bot) A genus of ericaceous flowering plants of northern climates, of which the original species was found growing on a rock surrounded by water.
    • Andromeda (Astron) A northern constellation, supposed to represent the mythical Andromeda.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n andromeda A northern constellation, surrounded by Pegasus, Cassiopeia, Perseus, Pisces, Aries, etc., supposed to represent the figure of a woman chained. The constellation contains three stars of the second magnitude, of which the brightest is Alpheratz.
    • n andromeda [NL.] A genus of plants, natural order Ericaceæ. The species are hardy shrubs, natives of Europe, Asia, and North America. They are more or less narcotic, and several are known to be poisonous to sheep and goats, as A. Mariana (the stagger-bush of America), A. polifolia, and A. ovalifolia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Andromeda an-drom′e-da a genus of shrubs of the heath family: the name of a northern constellation.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. , the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia. When bound to a rock and exposed to a sea monster, she was delivered by Perseus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Andromeda, in Greek mythology, a maiden bound to a rock, and exposed to a sea-monster, but delivered by Perseus.


In literature:

One of the bright stars in Andromeda.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The Rescue of Andromeda.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
They heard of the Queen's bragging about Andromeda, and they made up their minds to stop it.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
One with the figure of Andromeda had the power of conciliating love between man and woman.
"Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places" by Frederick William Fairholt
The great nebula in Andromeda is an aggregation of atoms, and so is the river Thames.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
Who can forget "the fleecy star that bears Andromeda far off Atlantic seas"?
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
It was then situated not far from the bright nebula in the constellation Andromeda, and like it was just visible to the naked eye.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Andromeda saved from the sea monster.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
In August, 1885, a new star of magnitude six and a half made its appearance suddenly near the center of the Andromeda nebula.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
POEMS: including The Saint's Tragedy, Andromeda, Songs, Ballads, etc.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Who saved the captive Andromeda, daughter of Cepheus, "the Monarch," And royal Cassiopeia.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
It is very probably only an echo of the Greek story of Perseus and Andromeda.
"A Danish Parsonage" by John Fulford Vicary
On the edge of an overgrown ditch near by they found very nice specimens of Andromeda.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
The oracle replied that the evil should cease if Andromeda were given up to the monster.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The Patrol'd hound me all the way to Andromeda if I helped you.
"Noble Redman" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Three other heroines of mythology deserve to be enrolled within this brief chronicle: Andromeda, Ariadne, and Atalanta.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
There is a great galaxy at that distance, almost a twin of your Milky Way: you call it the Andromeda Nebula.
"Voyage To Eternity" by Milton Lesser
Among those, whose names at least, the fates and the Fathers have spared us, were Erinna and Andromeda.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus, king of Ethiopia, and of Cassiope.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
This so-called Andromeda is widely met with.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook

In poetry:

O yea, let thy false love requite
Andromeda's worship! Take delight
In her — thou who from my love's height
Hast sunk so low!
"To Atthis The Inconstant" by Sappho
Each after other went,
And they were gathered to his breast—
It seemed to me a sacrament
Of some stern creed unblest:
As when to rocks, that cheerless girt the bay,
They bound thy holy limbs, Andromeda.
"Ibant Obscuræ" by Thomas Edward Brown

In news:

Researchers say the eccentric orbits of Upsilon Andromedae's planets got that way by interacting with a wayward world.
Andromeda, Milky Way galaxies on collision course .
Over the past several years, astronomers have found 25 newly identified dwarfs orbiting the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy.
Astronomers say they are looking for volunteers to explore Andromeda, the spiral galaxy next door to the Milky Way galaxy.
The Andromeda Leader, operated by NYK Line, the Japanese shipping giant, with Panamanian registry, is typical of modern car carriers.
Designated Kappa Andromedae b (Kappa And b), the new object has a mass about 12.8 times greater than Jupiter 's.
Andromedae b, is about 12.8 times Jupiter 's mass and orbits at about 1.8 times the distance between Neptune and our sun.
Milky Way doomed to head-on crash with Andromeda.
Milky Way Set for Collision With Andromeda Galaxy.
Milky Way headed for head-on collision with Andromeda galaxy.
Andromeda, Milky Way galaxies on collision course.
The Andromeda Galaxy is more is than twice the size of our Milky Way , measuring over 200,000 light-years across.
Milky Way doomed to head-on crash with Andromeda.
Telescopes will be pointed at the Hercules star cluster, the Ring Nebula and the Andromeda galaxy.
Andromeda Galaxy in Ultraviolet .

In science:

The solid line is the distance between the Andromeda Nebula and the Milky Way in a solution for the interaction with neighboring mass concentrations.
Issues for the Next Generation of Galaxy Surveys
The solid line in figure 3 is the distance between the Andromeda Nebula M31 and our Milky Way galaxy in a numerical solution for the motions of the galaxies in and near the Local Group (Peebles 1996).
Issues for the Next Generation of Galaxy Surveys
The closest big galaxy, Andromeda (M31), is at a distance of about 0.7 Mpc.
Physics with Supernovae
Even in a megatonne detector a SN in Andromeda would yield only about 30 events.
Physics with Supernovae
The galactic centre is 100 times closer than the next large galaxy, Andromeda, and 2000 times closer than the nearby association of galaxies, the Virgo cluster.
Supermassive Black Holes
Andromeda is quite similar in this respect, as shown by Ferguson’s et al (2002).
Understanding dwarf galaxies as galactic building blocks
In addition, Ibata et al. (2001) detected another giant stellar stream within M31’s (Andromeda Galaxy) halo.
Tidal Streams around External Galaxies
This is a microlensing experiment towards the nearby Andromeda galaxy (M31), which probes a new line of sight through the Milky Way and M31 dark haloes.
RIP: The Macho Era (1974-2004)
Even inside a given group, the past evolution appears to depend on morphological type: the Milky Way reveals more signs of secular evolution (pseudo-bulge, old globular clusters..), while Andromeda has experienced a ma jor merger more recently.
Secular Evolution of Galaxies
If applied to our neighbour galaxy Andromeda, with a radial extent of 30 kpc, using the Hubble parameter value of 81 km s−1/Mpc, the expansion velocity is about 2.43 km s−1 ; this is to be compared with the orbital velocity of near 300 km s−1 and probably within the error margins.
Can physics laws be derived from monogenic functions?
You are assumed to know that Ml is the Crab Nebula and M3l the Andromeda Galaxy.
Astrophysics in 2005
The nearby grand design spiral galaxy M31 in the constellation andromeda, as displayed in Fig. 1.1, provides an excellent birdseye view of how the Milky-way probably looks.
Towards Distributed Petascale Computing
FIGURE 1.1: The Andromeda Nebula, M31. A mosaic of hundreds of Earth based telescope pointings were needed to make this image.
Towards Distributed Petascale Computing
This includes the Andromeda galaxy, which doubles the expected rate and also ensures that the signal passes through dark matter dominated regions.
A Generic Test of Modified Gravity Models which Emulate Dark Matter
Andromeda IX ? Why would anyone want this companion of smallest known surface brightness? Perhaps for its M/L which is 93, though with large error bars (Chapman et al. 2005).
Astrophysics in 2006