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The constellation of Ursa Major


The constellation of Ursa Major


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The constellation of Ursa Major

The constellation of Ursa Major, also known as Big Dipper or Plough. The characteristic pattern of the constellation is clearly visible. Three bright stars at top left form the bent handle of the dipper whereas four stars form the dipper itself at centre. The image was taken at the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA

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Big Dipper Constellation Cosmology Plough Star Stars Stellar Ursa Major


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This stunning print captures the mesmerizing beauty of the constellation Ursa Major, also known as Big Dipper or Plough. The characteristic pattern of this celestial wonder is clearly visible, showcasing its prominence in the night sky. Taken at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA, this image transports us to a serene and awe-inspiring setting. At the top left of the photograph, three bright stars gracefully form the bent handle of the dipper, while four stars come together at the center to create the dipper itself. Each star shines brightly against a backdrop of darkness, reminding us of our place within an expansive universe. The significance of Ursa Major extends beyond its visual appeal; it holds great importance in science and astronomy. Cosmologists and astronomers study constellations like Ursa Major to unravel mysteries about our galaxy and beyond. These stellar formations provide valuable insights into cosmology and allow scientists to deepen their understanding of space. Science Photo Library has expertly captured this breathtaking moment in time through their lens. This print serves as a reminder that there is so much more out there waiting to be discovered – from distant galaxies to hidden wonders right here on Earth.

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