• Interesting Facts About Polaris
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    Interesting Facts About Polaris

    Located Near North Celestial Pole Polaris is a yellow-white supergiant star located around 430 light-years away in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is has an apparent magnitude of 1.97, making it the 48th brightest star [...]
  • Astronomy Lists

    Nebulae Named After Land Animals

    In a previous post we mentioned that nebulae of all types are among the most spectacular, scary, complex, and sometimes least understood objects in the entire Universe, and how we perceive them often depends on [...]
  • Giant-impact Hypothesis
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    Top Theories on How the Moon Formed

    The Moon has been a constant source of wonder and fascination throughout mankind’s’ history, but despite being located a mere 238,900 miles or 1.28 light-seconds away, we know less about it and how it came [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about White Dwarf Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about White Dwarf Stars

    White dwarf stars are believed to represent the final evolutionary state of stars that are not massive enough to end their lives in super or hyper novae events. Also known as “degenerate stars”, white dwarfs [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]

Stargazing

  • Comet 46P/Wirtanen
    From about the 13th of the month, comet hunters should be able to follow Comet 46P/Wirtanen without optical aid given clear skies and good seeing conditions. Late in the evening of the 15th, the comet should be visible at about magnitude [...]

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