• 10 Interesting Facts about the Kuiper Belt
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    10 Interesting Facts about the Kuiper Belt

    Also known as the Edgeworth–Kuiper belt, this structure extends from just beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune to a distance of roughly 50-55 astronomical units from the Sun. Composed primarily of small icy bodies [...]
  • 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. [...]
  • 5 Bizarre Paradoxes Of Time Travel Explained
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    5 Bizarre Paradoxes Of Time Travel Explained

    There is nothing in Einstein’s theories of relativity to rule out time travel, although the very notion of traveling to the past violates one of the most fundamental premises of physics, that of causality. With [...]
  • Interesting Facts About Ursa Major
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    Interesting Facts About Ursa Major

    The Great Bear In Latin, “ursus” means bear, while in Greek the word is “arktos”, hence the name Arctic (“bearish”) which describes the far northern region of the Earth where the constellation of Ursa Major [...]
  • Fun Facts About The Geminids Meteor Shower
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    Fun Facts About The Geminids Meteor Shower

    In December stargazers everywhere are treated to the year’s grand finale meteor shower known as the Geminids. This two week spectacle begins around the 7th and is more prolific than even the famous Perseids and [...]
  • 10 Most Spectacular Nebulae in the Universe
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    10 Most Spectacular Nebulae in the Universe

    While we have all marvelled at the spectacular images of various types of nebulae we have seen on-screen or in magazines, its easy to forget that each image we see represents a brief snapshot of [...]
  • Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes
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    Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes

    In ancient cultures people noticed that astronomical events in the heavens seemed to impact life on Earth, such as stars and constellations appearing in the night sky at certain times of the year marking the [...]

Stargazing

  • Summer Triangle
    The three bright stars of the Summer Triangle (Deneb, Altair and Vega) continue to dominate the night sky in August, and appears in the eastern sky at nightfall, high overhead around midnight, before moving ever westward throughout the night. It also [...]