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  Ursa Minor Opus @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin.
In early greek mythology, the seven stars in Ursa Minor were considered to be the Hesperides, daughters of Atlas.
Bo├Âtes, Ursa Major, and Draco) it may have formed the origin of the myth of the apples of the Hesperides, which forms part of The Twelve Labours of Herakles.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Ursa_Minor   (488 words)

 AllRefer.com - Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, Constellation (Constellations) - Encyclopedia
Ursa Minor was once known as Cynosura (from the Greek for "dog's tail").
In the United States part of Ursa Major is called the Big Dipper (or the Drinking Gourd) and part of Ursa Minor, the Little Dipper.
Ursa Major reaches its highest point in the evening sky in April and Ursa Minor its highest point in June.
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 Ursa Minor - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Ursa Minor
It is shaped like a dipper, with the bright north pole star Polaris at the end of the handle.
Two other bright stars in this group, Beta and Gamma Ursae Minoris, are called ‘the Guards’ or ‘the Guardians of the Pole’.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Ursa+Minor   (128 words)

 URSA MINOR - LoveToKnow Article on URSA MINOR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
KVVOS, dog's; ovpa, tail), alleging this to be one of the dogs of Callisto, who became Ursa major.
The Phoenicians named it Phoenice, or the Phoenician constellation, possibly in allusion to the fact that the brightest star is a Ursae minoris or the pole-star, which being situated very close to the north pole is of incalculable service to navigators.
Ursae minoris, more generally known as the pole-star or Polaris, a star of the 2nd magnitude, describes a circle of 2 25' daily about the north pole; it has a gth-magnitude companion, and is also a spectroscopic binary.
www.1911ency.org /U/UR/URSA_MINOR.htm   (161 words)

 Ursa Major and Ursa Minor
Dipper, Big, and Little Dipper - Dipper, Big, and Little Dipper: see Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
Little Dipper - Little Dipper, familiar configuration of stars in the constellation Ursa Minor (see Ursa Major and...
The Great Bear has now eclipsed Ursa Minor.
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