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Encyclopedia > Musca Borealis

Musca Borealis (Latin for northern fly) was a constellation located between the constellations of Aries and Perseus. The origin of the constellation is obscure, but it is was created not earlier than 17th century (see Vespa). It is no longer in use. The Southern Fly, Musca Australis is now simply known as Musca. Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Mediterranean fruit fly, or medfly, Ceratitis capitata A fly (plural flies) is any species of insect of the order Diptera, some of which can land on food and transmit bacteria to humans. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Aries (♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Ram. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Vespa (Latin for wasp) was a constellation created by Jakob Bartsch in the 17th century. ... Musca (Latin for Fly) is one of the minor southern constellations. ...

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