In what constellation is the big dipper found?

Answer The Big Dipper is made up of seven stars found in a constellation called Ursa Major, the Big Bear. These stars make up the tail and rump of the bear. They also outline the shape of a large ladle. U... Read More »

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What constellation contains the Big Dipper?

The constellation of Ursa Major, "the Great Bear," contains a grouping of seven bright stars commonly referred to as the Big Dipper because of its likeness to a drinking ladle. The Big Dipper, an a... Read More »

What constellation is the big dipper a part of?

The Big Dipper is part of the constellation Ursa Major, or "The Big Bear." The Dipper's cup is found in the Bear's side, or flank, and the Big Dipper's handle is in the Bear's tail. The Big Dipper ... Read More »

What is the scientific name for the Big Dipper constellation?

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) assigns official names to astronomical objects. Currently, 88 constellations have been recognized and named by the IAU. The IAU name for the constellation... Read More »

What Types of Stars Are Found in the Constellation Leo?

Constellations evoke iconic images, like the lion for the constellation Leo, that have been used by man for centuries to help "organize" the star field that we see from earth. The "backwards questi... Read More »