Big Dipper

Throughout time, the Big Dipper has been a major navigational tool. It has been recognized by many societies, and by many names. It consist of seven stars, most notable, the North Star, Polaris.

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How many stars are in the Big Dipper?

There are seven stars in the Big Dipper: Dubhe, Merak, Phad, Megrez, Alioth, Mizar, and Alkaid.

Dubhe and Merak, the stars on the outer side of the Big Dipper's basin, are sometimes called The Pointers because they point toward Polaris, also known as the North Star. On their own, the seven stars of the Big Dipper form an asterism (a relatively small pattern of stars), not a constellation. However, they're also part of Ursa Major, a true constellation, forming the bear's hips and tail.

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What is the part of a constellation called that is easily recognizable like the big dipper?

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How big is a star?

They're different sizes.

Simplistic. Supergiants, Giants, Dwarfs, Sub dwarfs, White dwarfs.

Supergiants are huge. Some of them are large enough that, if they replaced the sun in our solar system, Jupiter would be the innermost planet; the orbits of all the inner planets would be inside the star. The largest known is VY Canis Majoris which is about 2,100 times larger than our Sun [See Link] which would mean 9,261,000,000 Suns would fit inside.

White dwarfs, on the other hand, are only about the size of the Earth (though they're very dense; in many cases they have about the same mass as the sun).

Neutron stars are quite small: a few miles in radius. They're incredibly dense, since they manage to pack a mass up to around 2 times the mass of the sun in that tiny space.

See link for pictorial representation of various star sizes.

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Our Sun is a Star. Sun is much much bigger than Earth. All stars are like Suns in the sky. Most Stars are much much bigger than our Sun.

The Sun's diameter is 864,938 miles (1,391,980 km). This is almost 10 times larger than the planet Jupiter and about 109 times as big as the Earth. The volume of the Sun is 1,299,400 times bigger than the volume of the Earth; about 1,300,000 Earths could fit inside the Sun

In fact, if you think of the Sun as a basketball, the Earth would only be the size of the head of a pin

See the related link for a better idea.

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Does the big dippers stars move?

Yes they do. But they're so far away that you can't see the effects of their motion over the duration of a human lifetime.

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In what part of the sky is the big dipper found?

the north

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What is the technical name for the big dipper?

The technical name for the big dipper is Ursa Major, literally, "The Great Bear."

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What basketball player did they call the big dipper?

Wilt Chamberlain

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Which constellation contains the big dipper?

the Great Bear (Ursa Major)

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Why was the big dipper called the drinking gourd?

constillations

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Why does my birthmarks on my arm form the big dipper?

though the answer is unlikly it is prolly because you are going to devolpe a skin cancer

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Why did the Big Dipper usually leads the African Americans to freedom?

the big dipper was was pointing north, towards canada

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What are the names of the two pointer stars of the big Dipper?

Merak and Dubhe.

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What are the stars in the big dipper?

Starting from the handle, the main stars in the big dipper are Alkaid, Mizar and Alcar (an optical double star), Alioth, Megrez, then down to Phecda, across the bottom to Merak, and finally up to Dubhe on the lip. If you extend a line from Merak up through Dubhe about five times the distance, you should find Polaris, the North Star.

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What is the total number of stars in the big dipper?

The Big Dipper is made up of seven stars. It is also called "Plough" or "Ursa Major." Besides the seven visible stars, there are said to be two "attendant" stars which are invisible.

Viewed left to right, the stars are named:

  1. Alkaid
  2. Mizar
  3. Alioth
  4. Megrez
  5. Phecda
  6. Merak
  7. Dubhe
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Why is the Big Dipper called the Big Dipper?

The big dipper is shaped like a pan, which in the past was called a dipper. Dippers were used to scoop up water. It gets the big part from being bigger than the little dipper, another constellation.

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Can you draw the arrangement of the stars in the big dipper?

The stars are arranged like a saucepan, with the handle consisting of three stars to the left when it is 'upright'. Look at the link to the picture below.

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What is the scientific name of big dipper?

Ursa Major

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What is slaves songs for the big dipper?

follow the drinking gourd

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Why did the big dipper serve as a good guide to slaves?

It showed them where te north star is

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Why big bazar called big bazar?

bc it has a bigger

than me

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Who invented the big dipper constellation?

Techinacally speaking, no one. You see, the big dipper is a constelation which means it's formed of stars, and unless there's a new scientific process that Channel 1 hasn't told us about, It's impossible to invent stars.

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What is the big dipper?

The Big Dipper is part of a constellation named Ursa Major. So the Big Dipper is not a constellation even though people think it is. It is actually called an asterism. yes the big dipper is an constellation ----- This consellation also known as The Plough, which is what it looks like from certain viewpoints on Earth. A constellation - A group of stars that forms a distinct pattern and has a name linked to its shape often derived from Greek mythology. 88 constellations are known and the groupings are historical rather than scientific.

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As a ship sails a steady course the North Star sinks in the sky In what direction must the ship be sailing?

It is moving South. At sea you could measure the angle between the horizon and Polaris with a sextant. This angle is approximately equal to your Northern latitude. There are some mathematical corrections one can perform to get a more precise answer, but the further south you sail, the lower Polaris will become. Eventually, you will not be able to see it anymore. Polaris is not visible from the Southern Hemisphere and there is no South Star. The ship is in the Northern Hemisphere, moving South.

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How do you rotate on big biz tycoon?

If you look at the tool bar at the top, you will see a arowat the top click on it if it does not work right click then click it normaly.

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How far apart are the stars?

Stars can be as close as a few million kilometers to as far as trillions and trillions of kilometers.

There is no real answer as distance relies on the objects in question and with trillions of objects to compare against, the answers would be of a magnitude far greater than the human brain could comprehend.

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