Constellation trivia: Serpens is the only constellation that is not contiguous on the night sky. The constellation Ophiuchus divides Serpens into Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda, the head and tail of the snake, respectively.

Ser"pens (?), n. [L. See Serpent.] Astron.

A constellation represented as a serpent held by Serpentarius.


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