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Differentiate between Ursa Major and Ursa Minor?


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Sl.No Ursa Major Ursa Minor
1. Ursa Major is a bright constellation and fairly easy to spot in the night sky. Ursa Minor is a faint constellation and quite difficult to spot in the night sky.
2. A part of this constellation comprising of seven stars,fairly easy to spot is called the Big Dipper or Vrihat Saptarshi. A part of this constellation comprising of seven stars is called Little Dipper or Laghu Saptarshi.
3. Ursa Major is also called the great bear. Ursa Minor is also called the lesser bear.

Science
Science in Everyday
Standard VIII

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