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The second brightest star in the constellation Ursa Major, approximately 79 light years from Earth. It is one of the seven stars that form the Big Dipper and aligns with Dubhe to point to Polaris.

[Medieval Latin, from Arabic marāqq (al-dubb al-'akbar), the loins (of the Great Bear), from marāqq, tender areas of the lower abdomen, loins, from raqqa, to be thin, tender; see rqq in Semitic roots.]
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