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Alcor Scientific, a leading supplier of Entereral Feeding Devices and Clinical Laboratory Systems has appointed Mark Ecker as General Manager.
Next time you spy the Big Dipper, keep in mind that there is another star, invisible to the unaided eye, contributing to this constellation.
Big Dipper Constellation (Ursa Major) -- Ursa Major is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. Its name means "Great Bear" in Latin, and is derived from the legend of Callisto. Its seven brightest stars form a famous asterism known in the United States as the Big Dipper, because the major stars can be seen to follow the rough outline of a large ladle, or dipper. The Big Dipper is recognized as a grouping of stars in many cultures and eras. In the United...
Double Star -- When two stars are so nearly in the same direction as seen from Earth that they appear to be a single star to the naked eye but may be separated by the use of telescopes, they are referred to as a double star. There are two different kinds of double star. In the case where two stars are only apparently close to each other, but which are in fact separated by a great distance are known as optical doubles or optical binaries. In the vast majority of cases, however, the two...
- The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
- A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.