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centaur

a mythological race of savage men who lived in Greece. They were depicted as men from the head to the loins and horses from there back. A common emblem for veterinary organizations.
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Under the deal, Centaurs Asset Management arm will act as the advisor to Centaur Ventures.
Our work suggests we need to look beyond our immediate neighborhood too and look out beyond the orbit of Jupiter to find centaurs.
Scientists only recently detected Chariklo's ring system -- a surprising finding, as it had been thought that centaurs are relatively dormant.
Until now, astronomers were not certain whether centaurs are asteroids flung out from the inner solar system or comets traveling in toward the sun from afar.
Most short-period comets begin as KBOs, transition to Centaurs, then are kicked into the inner solar system by giant planets.
Located in Greenwich, a small, neat town in north central Ohio, the firm's first offering was the Centaur Model F, which was intended more as a truck garden machine than a farm tractor.
We may be unconvinced that his swarthy, rock-throwing centaurs represent, in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War, the recurrent triumph of human brutality, but in his later work a more haunting, dreamlike mood emerges that floats into Symbolist territory, as in the many versions of his best-known painting, Isle of the Dead, where a phantom boat approaches a rocky domain of cypresses and mausoleums.
The Lapiths invited the Centaurs to the wedding of their king, Pirithous, to Hippodamia.
Only about 250 of these Centaurs have been imaged by telescopes.
Centaurs are just as uncommon today, but anyone interested in a glimpse of centaur should now be on alert.
Traditionally the centaurs were the offspring of Ixion, king of the neighboring Lapiths.
Its first uses from the shuttle were to have been in May, when Centaurs were to have launced the Galileo orbiter-and-probe mission to Jupiter and the European Space Agency's Ulysses mission on a course that would swing around Jupiter on the way to a flight over the poles of the sun.