Ursa Major

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a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star

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You will likely have seen and might be familiar with seven of the brightest stars within Ursa Major.
The artist, who wrote the power ballads 'I Might as Well Be on Mars' and 'Only Women Bleed' has also worked with Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, among others, and he was also a member of the groups The Frost and Ursa Major, which briefly featured Billy Joel.
Johnny Murtagh's Ursa Major, sixth in that same Curragh race, his first run since finishing fourth behind Encke and Camelot in the 2012 English St Leger, is another worthy of note in an ultra-competitive renewal, along with the only threeyear-olds in the field, Aidan O'Brien's Belisarius (winner of his maiden in Dundalk) and Ebeyina, a beaten odds-on favourite at Gowran last time.
The ancient group of stars lies 30bn light years from Earth, far beyond the handle of the Big Dipper that traces a celestial saucepan in the constellation of Ursa Major.
The company recently closed $5.9 million in equity financing with a portion of that earmarked for the Shakespeare feasibility study, last updated by Ursa Major in 2008.
For myself, the highlight of the three days was a half-hour conversation with a young chap, about the age of seven, who started by saying 'My favourite constellation is Ursa Major, because I can use it to find Ursa Minor and the Pole Star'.
Fortunately, Ursa Major, the Great Bear, with the striking Big Dipper marking his body and tail, flies high on spring evenings.
Fourth was the Tommy Carmody-trained Ursa Major, carrying the colours of owner Andrew Tinkler, who said: "They went a bit steady for our horse, he's a proper stayer and he hit a bit of a flat spot.
But he is hopeful of his chances aboard outsider, the Tommy Carmody-trained Ursa Major. Murtagh said: "I think the track will suit him and he's a horse we've always really liked.
The Leger may not be quite a Ballydoyle-Gosden head-to-head, though, as David Lanigan's Derby second Main Sequence, York winner Guarantee and the Irishtrained Ursa Major are also in the mix.
Tommy Carmody's Ursa Major put himself in line for a Classic bid in the coming weeks with a fine win in the Irish St Leger Trial.
The tormented bear is shown climbing a high pole, reaching for the amazing stars to become the great constellation Ursa Major, escaping a painful, humiliating existence for a higher plane.
1, 1983, to Ursa Minor and Ursa Major - Kenda's parent polar bears had come to what was then called the New England Science Center from a zoo in Colorado - she was our well-cared-for Arctic wonder, frisky or lazy, always lovely, and adored just for being her and being here.
URSA Major Minerals Incorporated (TSX:UMJ), a Canada-based mining company, has named Alison Tullis as its Investor Relations Manager and Douglas Bache as Executive Advisor - Corporate Development.
The spirit of the Great Bear (Ursa Major) appears to each bear to spur them onward in their task.