Ursa Minor

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a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star

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To find it in the night sky, imagine a triangle formed of Ursa Major, Ursa Minor and the Quadrantid as the bottom point.
The Northern Star is part of the constellation Ursa Minor, or Little Bear.
The Geminids owes its name to the constellation Gemini while the Ursids get their name from the constellation Ursa Minor. See our video and picture highlights of the eclipse sweeping across Tyneside below
On March 8, 2012, NASA's Swift satellite detected a 100-second pulse of gamma rays from a source in the constellation Ursa Minor.
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'.
Yam, who is also a musician, being the drummer of Ursa Minor, sang and played the ukulele during the program.
The ancient constellation Draco is now standing upright, with his nose pointing toward bright Vega and his back arching over the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor).
Merrigan's previous experience includes ten years as principal and creative director at Ursa Minor Productions and Tracy Merrigan Creative in Los Angeles.
ONE TO PLAY Ursa Minor (Crayford) GEMMA DAVIDSON'S youngster ran on Tuesday's Bags programme and was well supported to land an A7 contest.
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.
If you follow the edge of the cup of the Big Dipper, the first bright star you come to is Polaris (the North Star), the brightest star in the Little Dipper, more properly known as Ursa Minor (the little bear).
Indeed, seeing Cepheus, Draco, Camelopardis and Ursa Minor was quite strange.
Answers: 1-e) Cepheus, the King; 2-a) Ursa Minor, the Little Bear; 3-f) the Big Dipper; 4-d) Ursa Major, the Great Bear; 5-c) Draco, the Dragon; 6-g) Hydra, the Water Snake; 7-b) Gemini, the Twins
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Riyadh' 2 The eardrum' 3 Mesquite' 4 Ursa Minor' 5 The piano.