Ursids


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Ursids

(er -sidz) A minor meteor shower, radiant: RA 217°, dec +78°, maximizing on Dec. 22. The meteoroid stream is associated with comet Tuttle.

ursids

[′ər·sədz]
(astronomy)
A shower of meteors occurring about December 22 from a radiant in the constellation Ursa Minor.
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The Ursids occur when Earth passes through the trail of dust left along the comet's orbit.
At just 14[degrees] from the celestial north pole, the radiant is circumpolar, so Ursids may appear even in the early evening.
The study revealed that all groups except proboscida and ursids showed similar pattern of involvement of organs i.e.
(2006): The Greek Late Neogene-Quaternary ursids in relation to palaeogeography and palaeoenvironment.
Techniques for application of faecal DNA methods to field studies of Ursids. Mol.
However, the ursids, despite having the same species richness as euplerids (eight species), have a considerably larger proportion of studies.
Interspecific resource partitioning in sympatric ursids. Ecol.
We predict that the BIS monitor also could prove to be particularly useful in anesthesia of other wild animal species known for a similar behavior, such as opossums (Didelphis marsupialis) (21); species with prolonged anesthetic apnea because of a diving reflex, such as pinnipeds (22); or potentially dangerous animals, such as large felids or ursids in which sudden awakenings are particularly hazardous for involved personnel.
Hair snare devices have been used to detect various carnivores, including ursids, felids, and mustelids (Raphael 1994, Woods et al.
The Geminids peak on 13th and the Ursids on 22nd but both events may be washed out somewhat by a bright moon.
As shown below, the Ursids meteor shower radiates from (or passes in front of) the Little Dipper.