• Titania
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    10 Interesting Facts about Titania

    With a circumference of 4,956 km (271,104 miles), Titania is the biggest moon of the planet Uranus, and the 8th biggest solar system moon overall. Titania was discovered by William Herschel on January 11, 1787, [...]
  • In simple terms, a variable star is a star whose luminosity changes or fluctuates as seen from Earth. The changes in luminosity can be caused by a wide range of possible causes, some of which involve the structure/composition of the star, while others may involve extrinsic factors such as a companion star that eclipses a normally relatively stable star periodically.
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    10 Interesting Facts about Variable Stars

    In simple terms, a variable star is a star whose luminosity changes or fluctuates as seen from Earth. The changes in luminosity can be caused by a wide range of possible causes, some of which [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Brown Dwarf Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about Brown Dwarf Stars

    As a general rule, brown dwarf stars can be described as sub-stellar objects that range from between 13 and 90 Jupiter-masses. Consequently, brown dwarfs are considered a missing link between gas giant planets and small [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Alpha Centauri
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    10 Interesting Facts About Alpha Centauri

    1: Sun’s Nearest Star System Alpha Centauri is our nearest star neighbor, and is a mere 4.37 light years from the Sun. More accurately, though, it is the nearest ‘star system’ as it actually consists [...]
  • Betelgeuse Interesting Facts
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    Betelgeuse Interesting Facts

    Located In Orion Constellation Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star located 640 light-years away in the constellation of Orion. This distinctive star is found in the upper-left corner of Orion and marks the hunter’s right [...]
  • Astronomy Quotes In Shakespeare
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    Astronomy Quotes In Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was England’s greatest author and amongst his voluminous works are numerous  references to astronomical, as well as astrological bodies, such as stars, planets, the moon or meteors. Here are a few of [...]
  • Top 10 Strangest Galaxies In The Universe
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    Top 10 Strangest Galaxies In The Universe

    A galaxy refers to a huge system of stars, planets, gas, and dust that are gravitationally bound together. Our solar system, for instance, is part of the Milky Way galaxy, which is though to contain [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Alnilam in Orion
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    10 Interesting Facts about Blue Giant Stars

    Since there is no clear definition of blue giant stars, the term is frequently applied to any hot, massive star, albeit erroneously in some cases. For the most part though, blue giant stars fall into [...]
  • Interesting Facts About Orion
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    Interesting Facts About Orion

    Winter Is Coming Orion can be seen by observers located between +85° and -75° of latitude, with the constellation’s appearance at night signalling that winter is coming. That is at least true from mid-northern latitudes [...]

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