A high-resolution image of the ‘The Big Dipper’ composed 24 frame mosaic. Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo


The Big Dipper is an asterism consisting of the seven brightest stars in the constellation Ursa Major.


Here, American Museum of Natural History shows us how these seven stars all orbit the center of the Milky Way at different speeds but still closely resemble those depicted by ancient astronomers.