• 10 Interesting Facts about the Oort Cloud
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    10 Interesting Facts about the Oort Cloud

    Named after the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort, but sometimes also known as the Öpik–Oort cloud, this hypothetical cloud of small, icy planetesimals is thought to surround the solar system out to a distance of more [...]
  • Interesting Quotes By Albert Einstein
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    Interesting Quotes By Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was the most influential physicist of the 20th century, and was born in Germany to a  Jewish family, although he later became a Swiss citizen (1901) and then a U.S. citizen in [...]
  • UY Scuti
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    10 Most Extreme Stars in the Universe

    Our Sun is often described as an “average yellow dwarf star”, but the truth of the matter is that there are no average stars. Stellar bodies come in a bewildering variety of masses, luminosities, radii, [...]
  • Top Deep-Sky Objects in Ursa Major
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    Top Deep-Sky Objects in Ursa Major

    The constellation Ursa Major is not only the third biggest of all the 88 recognized constellations, taking up an area of 1279.66 square degrees, or 3.10% of the night sky, but it is also one [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Ganymede
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    10 Interesting Facts about Ganymede

    Ganymede is the biggest satellite in the solar system, and also the biggest object in the solar system that does not have a substantial atmosphere. Discovered by Galileo in January of the year 1610 along [...]
  • Top 10 Desktop Apps For Stargazing
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    Top 10 Desktop Apps For Stargazing

    While computers and specialized software are not strictly required for stargazing at the amateur level, there is no doubt that the stargazing hobby can be greatly enhanced with the use of computers and user-friendly software. [...]
  • Interesting Quotes By Stephen Hawking
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    Interesting Quotes By Stephen Hawking

    Renowned English physicist Stephen Hawking was born in 1942, on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. Despite having a debilitating illness, Hawking has gone on to make significant contributions to the world of cosmology in [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Black Holes
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    10 Interesting Facts About Black Holes

    1: A Massive Star Collapsing In Upon Itself A black hole is formed when a large star starts running out of fuel and begins to collapse under its own gravity. Such a star may become [...]

Stargazing

  • Asteroid 3 Juno
    Prominent constellations at this time of year include Lyra, Cygnus, Andromeda, and Pegasus in the south, but the constellation Taurus is now appearing in east during the late evening. Taurus is known as one of the most beautiful constellations, and it [...]