How large is the big dipper?

Answer The big dipper is a large asterism, or section of a constellation. It is part of the constellation Ursa Major. It consists of seven major stars spanning 1,280 degrees of sky. Each of these seven st... Read More »

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Why is the Big Dipper called the Big Dipper?

The Big Dipper, a cluster of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major, is one of the most recognized star groups. Ursa Major is "circumpolar," that is, it never sets below the horizon and is vis... Read More »

How far and fast do I have to run to burn off 4 big macs, 3 large fries, 2 large cokes and an ice cream cone?

You could swim to England.....that should do the trick :P

How to Find the Big Dipper?

Once you know how, it's easy to spot the Big Dipper in the norther hemisphere's summer sky. To really impress other stargazers, name all seven stars that make up the Big Dipper constellation.

Is the Big Dipper an asterism?

The Big Dipper is an asterism. An asterism is a collection of stars that forms a pattern. Asterisms represent a component of a constellation. For example, the Big Dipper is an asterism of Ursa Majo... Read More »