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What is the scientific name for the ursa minor?

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2010-01-24 01:42:50
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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.

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

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Ursa Minor is a constellation not a star

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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.

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The Big Dipper is part of the Ursa Major.The Little Dipper is part of the Ursa Minor.

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Polaris is the name witch is located in Ursa Minor


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