Big Dipper

The Big Dipper, also known as the Plough or the Saptarishi (after the seven rishis), is an asterism of seven stars that has been recognized as a distinct grouping in many cultures from time immemorial. The component stars are the seven brightest of the formal constellation Ursa Major.

The North Star (Polaris), the current northern pole star on Earth, can be located by using it. Polaris is part of the "Little Dipper", Ursa Minor.

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Big Dipper - Cultural Associations
... Star manga/anime series Kenshiro, has scars on his chest in the Big Dipper's configuration ... Devil Survivor 2, the seven stars of the Big Dipper (known as Septentriones) appear as the primary antagonists of the game, while Polaris serves as the game's final boss ... Deception, the player has to find the big dipper in the sky ...
Seohaean Baeyeonsingut
... July 7 is the day when fishermen lost at sea can see the Big Dipper, the brightest stars that will help them find their way like a compass ... From olden times, Koreans believed that the Big Dipper was the constellation of stars that controlled the time of space and human lives ... health and happiness in the direction of the Big Dipper ...
Paul Q. Kolderie - Albums Engineered
... Pixies - Come On Pilgrim, 1987 Big Dipper - Heavens, 1987 Carol Montag - White, 1987 Dinosaur Jr. 2008 Eric Hutchinson - Sounds Like This, 2008 Big Dipper - Supercluster The Big Dipper Anthology, 2008 New Collisions - The Optimist, 2010 Weed Kibbles - "Sally and Dentist's ICQ Crushes ...
Blue Flyer - Sponsorship
... Roll-a-coaster, although all signage still read Zipper Dipper for the duration of the sponsorship as that was the ride's name before Nickelodeon Land ... Train in station Blackpool Pleasure Beach Roller coasters Avalanche Big Dipper Blue Flyer Grand National Infusion Revolution Nickelodeon Streak Big One Steeplechase Wild Mouse Other attractions Bling ...
The Best Show On WFMU With Tom Scharpling - Legacy - Big Dipper Reunion
... the beloved (though relatively unknown) 1980s Boston indie-rock band Big Dipper ... In the following weeks, the concept of a "Big Dipper Reunion" had become a recurring in-joke on the program ... in April 2008, Merge Records released the 3-disc Supercluster The Big Dipper Anthology on March 18, featuring liner notes by Scharpling ...

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