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Big Dipper,

familiar configuration of stars visible in the constellation Ursa Major (see Ursa Major and Ursa MinorUrsa Major and Ursa Minor
[Lat.,=the great bear; the little bear], two conspicuous northern constellations. Known to many peoples from ancient times, these constellations have had various names; the configuration of the
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Big Dipper

Big Dipper

US name for the Plough.

Big Dipper

[¦big ′dip·ər]
(astronomy)
A group of stars that is part of the constellation Ursa Major. Also known as Charles' wain.
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One goal of The Big Dipper Store is to provide items made in America to help create and keep jobs in America.
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Dad likes it too, because, combined with the panels about how astronauts lose 1 to 2 percent of their bone density each month while in space, the breakdown of the Big Dipper and the pinball- style display that shows how balls get launched into orbit, Cameron and his little sister Sophia, 4, are broadening their horizons - whether they realize it or not.
Since ancient times, the Big Dipper has been one of the most recognizable star patterns in the night sky.
Alcor and its cousins in the Big Dipper formed from the same cloud of matter about 500 million years ago, something unusual for a constellation since most of these patterns in the sky are composed of unrelated stars.
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Bet the children love it when going out in the car; they must think they are on the big dipper at the fairground.
Ursa Major, the Big Dipper or Big Bear, also known as the Plough, is essentially a northern constellation.
And at least two pages are devoted to every officially recognized constellation as well as to other patterns of stars belonging to one or more constellations (such as the Big Dipper, a part of Ursa Major).
They are the Great Bear (Ursa Major) which includes the Big Dipper, the Little Bear (Ursa Minor), also known as the Little Dipper, Draco the Dragon, Cepheus the King and Cassiopeia the Queen.
If you can't see the Big Dipper for the street lights, then the psychedelic collection of satellite images at www.