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Blue Star in Ursa Major
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Alkaid is easy to locate in the sky - it is the 'handle' of the Plough or
Big Dipper, and also the tip of the tail of the
Great Bear itself. In fact, this is a
blue star of
variable brightness, about 100
light years from Earth.
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