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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Which constellation can help traveler find north pole without a compass?

Ursa Major, the great bear. Part of this constellation has a very prominent asterism

which people refer to as the "Plough" or the "Big Dipper", part of this asterism is what

is used to point to the pole star.

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So it's actually the pole star, in the asterism of the "Little Dipper", in the constellation

of Ursa Minor, that can help traveler find north pole without compass.

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What is the big dipper nickname?

URSA major (Big Bear)

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What did ancient Egyptians call the big dipper?

Hippopotamus

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Is the big dipper in the same place all the time?

yes it stays in the same place but there earth moves so it looks like the big dipper is moving

In relation to itself, yes.

In relation to Earth, no. The only natural celestial object that is stationary in Earth's sky is the North Star (Pol).

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What are the colors of the Big Dipper stars?

The stars in the big dipper all have different colours, as the colour of a star depends on its temperature.

  • Dubhe - Orange
  • Merak - White -> Blue white
  • Phecda - White -> Blue white
  • Megrez - White
  • Alioth - Blue white
  • Mizar - Blue white
  • Alkaid - Blue.
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What did the ancient Greeks think the big dipper look like?

Teapot

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What is the story behind the big dipper?

no i don't know the the story of the big dipper

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What is the legend of the big dipper?

The little girl went to fetch water for her sick mother. She filled up her dipper with water and walked home. First she gave water to the thirsty dog and the dipper filled up and turned to silver. Then she unselfishly helped the old lady who was in need of a drink too, the dipper turned to gold. The dipper filled up again and she gave her mother the much needed water. Before she could take a drink a stranger knocked at the door and asked for the final sip of water. The little girl obliged and gave him the last of the water and the dipper turned to pure diamond. The stranger emptied the dipper to the floor and where the water sank to the ground and fountain bubbled up forever. The stranger seemed to vanish into the sky and also the magic dipper which shines bright for all and to remember to always try to be unselfish and help those in need.

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Legumes

Where can you find Big John's Beans?

Big John's Beans 'N Fixin's has been discontinued by ConAgraFoods. Any stores you find selling

this product most likely have a very limited supply.You can learn more about them at Bean ...

www.ryanbuck.com/Secondary/bigjohns.htm .

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Does Big Dipper have any hobbies?

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How many movies has Big Dipper been in?

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Why big bazar called big bazar?

bc it has a bigger

than me

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Do you capitalize Big Dipper?

Yes

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How far away are the stars in the big dipper in light years?

2

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What does the big dipper look like?

Spoon

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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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Does Big Dipper have any brothers?

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Does Big Dipper have any famous relatives?

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Does Big Dipper have any famous siblings?

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Do you like Big Dipper?

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Does Big Dipper give to charity?

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Does Big Dipper have a brother?

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Does Big Dipper have a lot of money?

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Does Big Dipper have a nickname?

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Does Big Dipper have a plane?

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