Sirius is the dominant star in what constellation? (Bing Quiz)

[7-3-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Sirius is the dominant star in what constellation?

The given options are:

  • Ursa Major
  • Orion
  • Canis Major

Correct Answer: Canis Major

Info: Canis Major is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere. It was included in Ptolemy’s 48 constellations in the second century and is counted among the 88 modern constellations. Sirius is in the constellation Canis Major (Greater Dog). In Greek mythology, Canis Major is one of the constellation Orion’s hunting dogs in pursuit of the hare, seen as the constellation Lepus. The Milky Way passes through Canis Major, and several open clusters lie within its borders, most notably M41.

Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to Sirius. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the correct answers.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. They’re in the dog family, but their babies are called kits, not pups. What are they?
  2. What is the origin of the phrase ‘dog days of summer’?
  3. Sirius is the dominant star in what constellation?

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