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Gemini (pronunciation: /ˈɛmɪn/ JEM-in-eye ()[2] is the third astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between May 21 and June 21. Gemini is represented by the twins Castor and Pollux.[3] The symbol of the twins is based on the Dioscuri, granted shared half-immortality after the death of their mortal brother Castor.[4]

Gemini
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Zodiac symbol Twins
Duration (tropical, western) May 21 – June 21 (2018, UT1)[1]
Constellation Gemini
Zodiac element Air
Zodiac quality Mutable
Sign ruler Mercury
Detriment Jupiter, Neptune
Exaltation North Node
Fall South Node
AriesTaurusGeminiCancerLeoVirgoLibraScorpioSagittariusCapricornAquariusPisces

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NASA named its two-person space capsule Project Gemini after the zodiac sign because the spacecraft could carry two astronauts.

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  • Astronomical Applications Department (2011). Multiyear Computer Interactive Almanac. 2.2.2. Washington DC: US Naval Observatory. Longitude of Sun, apparent geocentric ecliptic of date, interpolated to find time of crossing 0°, 30°....
  • Atsma, Aaron J. (c. 2015). "DIOSCURI : Greek Gods of Horsemanship, Protectors of Sailors | Mythology, Dioskouroi, w/ pictures". Theoi. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  • "English Oxford Living Dictionary". Oxford University Press. 2018.
  • Unicode Consortium (2015). "Unicode 8.0 Character Code Charts" (PDF). Retrieved April 21, 2016.

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