How did the Big Dipper get its name?

Answer

The real name of the Big Dipper is Ursa Major, which mean Large Bear. It came to be known as the big dipper due to the fact that the brightest stars make it resemble a large ladle.
Q&A Related to "How did the Big Dipper get its name?"
The big dipper was originally named Ursa Major, the "Great Bear." This constellation points to the North Star. The constelation has a sister named Ursa Minor, the "
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_song_of_the_bi...
The name Prius is derived from a Latin word meaning “to go before” or “before its predecessors.” According to Dan Lee, a technical training manager at Gulf
http://www.ehow.com/about_5471331_did-toyota-prius...
According to this source, each syllable in its name came from words meaning little. Apparently it's an itty bitty bird. . http://www.etymonline.com. /index.
http://www.quora.com/Birds/How-did-the-titmouse-bi...
Vinnie Chieco, a freelance copywriter in. San Francisco. came up with the name because. Steve Jobs. had described the Mac as a hub and he thought the iPod looked like a sort of escape
http://www.quora.com/iPod/How-did-the-iPod-get-its...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2015 Ask.com