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  • Aquarius [r]: Constellation in the equatorial region of the Southern Hemisphere near Pisces and Aquila, the 11th member of the zodiac, its name is Latin for 'water-bearer' or 'cup-bearer'. [e]
  • France [r]: Western European republic (population c. 64.1 million; capital Paris) extending across Europe from the English Channel in the north-west to the Mediterranean in the south-east; bounded by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain; founding member of the European Union. Colonial power in Southeast Asia until 1954. [e]
  • Galaxy [r]: Gravitationally bound system of stars typically contain ten million to one trillion stars. [e]
  • History of astronomy [r]: Chronology of the development and history of astronomy. [e]
  • Messier object [r]: Systematic list of nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters, first compiled and published in 1771 by Charles Messier, it originally contained 45 objects, later superseded by the New General Catalogue (NGC). [e]
  • NGC 205 [r]: A small, elliptical satellite galaxy of the Andromeda Galaxy. [e]
  • NGC 221 [r]: NGC 221 or Messier 32, is an elliptical satellite galaxy of the Andromeda Galaxy [e]
  • NGC 7089 [r]: A bright globular cluster, also known as Messier 2. [e]
  • Paris [r]: Capital of France, population about 2,200,000. [e]