Constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear.

Constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear.

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Caption: Ursa Major. The constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, part of which is also known as the Plough or Big Dipper. The bright stars forming the Plough are (left-right) Alkaid, Alcor/Mizar (the pair), Alioth, Megrez, Phekda, Merak and Dubhe.

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Keywords: alcaid, alioth, astronomy, big dipper, constellation, cosmology, dubhe, merak, mizar, plough, science, star, stars, stellar, ursa major

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