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What is the Scientific name for the brightest star in Ursa Major?

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Ursa Minor is the scientific name.Ursa Minor is the scientific name.Ursa Minor is the scientific name.Ursa Minor is the scientific name.


The big dipper are the seven brightest of the formal constellation Ursa Major.


the big dipper is ursa major and i believe that would make the little dipper ursa minor


No, the big dipper is the other name for ursa major


Ursa Major is latin for, and sometimes known as, the Great Bear.


no the big dipper is another name for ursa major


Ursa means Bear and Major means large or big So Ursa Major Means The Big Bear There is also The Asterism/Constellation of the Small Bear Which is Ursa Minor


The brightest star in the Ursa Minor, it's at the end of the Little Dipper's handle.


Ursa Major _IS_ the latin name. The English name is "Great Bear", and the same constellation is also called the "Big Dipper".


Ursa Major means "Big Bear" Ursa means Bear, and Major means large. Ursa Minor means Ursa as in Bear and minor as in small. These names either came from the Greeks. In the U.S.A., Ursa Minor and Ursa Major are Little Dipper and Big Dipper.The Greeks looked at the two and said, "Those stars look like a little bear and a big bear" That's how Ursa Major and Ursa Minor got there name. Now, people in the U.S.A. thought that the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor looked like dippers. Scientists call them Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, I personally call them Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, but some children and adults call them Little Dipper and Big Dipper and that's how they got there name.Who discovered the Ursa Major?AnswerThe Ursa Major was known to astronomers before the medieval period,therefore the exact person is unknown.This is known as the ancient Indians called it "The Saptarishi"(Seven Saints,namely Kritu,Pulah,Pulatsya,Atri,Angira,Vashishtha,and Mareech)and believed that the sages had been grouped together.


"Ursa major" is Latin. It means "big bear".


There is no 'scientific' name. It is simply called Pegasus and was one of the 48 constellations named by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy. Other constellations include Orion, Ursa Major and Andromeda.


Ursa Major is also known as the Great Bear. Part of it is also known as the Big Dipper.


Ursa Major means "great bear", and the constellation was thought to look like a bear.


Ursa Major means The Great Bear, this constellation is also called The Plough or The Big Dipper.


Arcturus, one of the brightest stars seen from earth, is sometimes called The Golden Star. Its name comes from Ancient Greek ????????? (Arktouros) and means "Guardian of the Bear," referring to its position next to the Greater (Ursa Major) and Lesser (Ursa Minor) Bears constellations.


Ursa Major has a few nicknames, such as the plough and the big dipper. The translation of the constellation's name means "the Great Bear."


Ursa Major is latin for great bear, which is often what the constellation is called. Ancient people saw various constellations representing shapes of animals or people or other things. Ursa Major was seen to look like a bear, and that is where the name originates.



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Ursa maritimus is the scientific name of the polar bear. Ursa, the genus name, means "bear" and maritimus, the species name, means "of or pertaining to the sea." When combined that means "bear of the sea," probably referring to the fact that they live primarily on seal meat and spend much of the year living on sea ice. An easy way to remember this is to think of the constellation Ursa Minor or Major which is shaped ike a polar bear


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The name Ursa Major is Latin for "larger bear." The constellation known as the "Big Dipper" forms the rump and tail of the bear.


Big Bear or Great Bear



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