Galaxy vs Fornax - What's the difference?

galaxy | fornax |

As nouns the difference between galaxy and fornax

is that galaxy is while fornax is a furnace, oven, kiln.




  • * 1633 , John Donne, "Sapho to Philænis":
  • So may thy cheekes red outweare scarlet dye, / And their white, whitenesse of the Galaxie [...].
  • (galaxy) Any of the collections of many millions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. existing as independent and coherent systems, of which there are billions in the known universe.
  • Synonyms

    * (astronomy) G (abbreviation)

    Derived terms

    * active galaxy * dwarf galaxy * elliptical galaxy * extragalactic * galactic * galaxy cluster / cluster of galaxies * galaxy filament / filament of galaxies * galaxy nucleus * galaxy sheet / sheet of galaxies * galaxy wall / wall of galaxies * irregular galaxy * lenticular galaxy * spiral galaxy * whirlpool galaxy



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (constellation) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a furnace. It lies near the constellation Eridanus.
  • (astronomy) A dwarf galaxy located in the constellation Fornax.
  • (Roman god) The Roman goddess of ovens.
  • Derived terms

    * Fornacis