Ursa Minor is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.
Ursa Minor is one of the 42 constellations that represents an animal.
Symbolism: Ursa Minor is also known as ‘The Little Bear’ & ‘The Little Dipper’ as the 7 main stars in the constellation make up a saucepan shape.
History & Mythology
Ursa Minor has been known by many different cultures and represent many different things for these cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology, Ursa Minor represents a Nymph who nursed the Greek god Zeus as an infant.
Sky Chart #: 1.
Star Raking: 56th largest constellation in the celestial sphere.
Main Stars: Ursa Minor consists of 7 main stars.
Brightest Star: Polaris.
Kids Fun Facts Corner
# 1. 4 stars in Ursa Minor have planets.
# 2. The brightest star Polaris is also known as the north star.
# 3. Ursa Minor is located in the third quadrant of the northern hemisphere.
Q. What is Ursa Minor known as?
Q. How many main stars does Ursa Minor have?
Q. What is the brightest star in Ursa Minor?
Q. How many stars have planets in Ursa Minor?
Q. What number star ranking is Ursa Minor in the celestial sphere?
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