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noun - a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
URSA MINOR - Either one of the Bears.
URSA MINOR - Ursa Minor (Latin: "Lesser Bear", contrasting with Ursa Major), also known as the Little Bear, is a constellation in the Northern Sky. Like the Great...
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|Last Seen in these Crosswords & Puzzles|
|Nov 9 2018 The Times - Cryptic|
|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|Looking for the North Star? It's in the tail of this "lesser bear"|
|Its second-brightest star is called Kochab, Arabic for "the north star", because that's what it once was|
|The sky wouldn't be bare without this constellation that contains the Little Dipper; there are 87 others|
|Callisto was an Arcadian nymph who was changed into a bear; later she & her son became these 2 constellations|
|Ursa minor description|
Ursa Minor (Latin: "Lesser Bear", contrasting with Ursa Major), also known as the Little Bear, is a constellation in the Northern Sky. Like the Great Bear, the tail of the Little Bear may also be seen as the handle of a ladle, hence the North American name, Little Dipper: seven stars with four in its bowl like its partner the Big Dipper. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Ursa Minor has traditionally been important for navigation, particularly by mariners, because of Polaris being the North Star.|
* Polaris, the brightest star in the constellation, is a yellow-white supergiant and the brightest Cepheid variable star in the night sky, ranging from an apparent magnitude of 1.97 to 2.00. Beta Ursae Minoris, also known as Kochab, is an aging star that has swollen and cooled to become an orange giant with an apparent magnitude of 2.08, only slightly fainter than Polaris. Kochab and magnitude 3 Gamma Ursae Minoris have been called the "guardians of the pole star". Planets have been detected orbiting four of the stars, including Kochab. The constellation also contains an isolated neutron star—Calvera—and H1504+65, the hottest white dwarf yet discovered, with a surface temperature of 200,000 K.