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(a) What is the number of prominent stars in the Ursa Major?

(b) Draw a diagram of Ursa Major constellation to show the position of main stars in it.


Solution

(a) The seven stars that form the Big Dipper are Dubhe (Alpha Ursae Majoris), Merak (Beta UMa), Phecda (Gamma UMa), Megrez (Delta UMa), Alioth (Epsilon UMa), Mizar (Zeta UMa), and Alkaid (Eta UMa). Alioth is the brightest star in Ursa Major and the 31st brightest star in the night sky.

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Physics
Science for Eighth Class
Standard VIII

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