The North Star, Polaris, is found by mentally drawing and extending a line between the two stars at the end of the Big Dipper's bowl. Polaris can be seen from anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, provided there isn't too... More » Science Astronomy Stellar Astronomy

The North Star, also known as Polaris, is a part of the constellation Ursa Minor. Ursa Minor is also referred to as the Little Bear or the Little Dipper. More » Science Astronomy Constellations

When the North Star (Polaris) appears 5 degrees above the horizon, it means that the observer is 5 degrees latitude north of the equator. Polaris is as many degrees above the northern horizon as the observer's latitude a... More » Geography Maps & Cartography
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The North Star Polaris is a prominent celestial body due to its significance in the fields of astronomy and navigation. However, its designation as the North Star is not permanent and Polaris is bound to be replaced by V... More » Science Astronomy Stellar Astronomy

Polaris, or the North Star, is a Cepheid variable. This is a type of star whose brightness grows and dims regularly over time. Cepheid variable stars dim and brighten with such regularity that they are used to calculate ... More » Science Astronomy Stellar Astronomy

Polaris, the North Star, is both a binary star and a Cepheid star. A binary star is a pair of stars that share a gravitational pull. A Cepheid star pulsates, illuminating in varying degrees of brightness. More » Science Astronomy Stellar Astronomy

The North Star is another name for the star Polaris. It is called the North Star because its location in the Northern Hemisphere remains constant throughout the year as other stars seem to move around it. More » Science Astronomy Constellations