• Mars Map and Regions
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    10 Interesting Surface Features on Mars

    Mars has been in the human consciousness since pre-historic times, and can easily be seen as noticeably red with the naked eye as a result of iron oxides in its surface material. At its closest [...]
  • The Moon
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    Top 10 Features on the Moon for Stargazers

    Although some stargazers may consider the Moon to be a nuisance that spoils their night-time viewing, the truth of the matter is that the Earth’s only natural satellite has enough features to offer a lifetime [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Neutron Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about Neutron Stars

    Simply put, a neutron star is the collapsed and highly compressed remains of a relatively massive star that died in a supernova event. Neutron stars are also the smallest stars known to exist, with their [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Yellow Dwarf Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about Yellow Dwarf Stars

    Yellow dwarf stars are not true dwarf stars, at least not in the sense that red or white dwarf stars are dwarfs. Often used imprecisely, if not erroneously, the term “yellow dwarf” refers to stars [...]
  • 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 Coolest Methods Of Time Travel
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    10 Coolest Methods Of Time Travel

    1: A Leisurely One Second Per Second People who say that time travel is impossible should think again. After all, we’re all time travelers, scooting along through the space-time continuum at a rate of one [...]
  • Orion Molecular Cloud Complex
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    10 Interesting Orion Nebula Facts

    Most people mistake the Orion Nebula for a star in the constellation of Orion, but it is actually the most easily detectable naked-eye nebula in the entire night sky. It is also the favorite deep-sky [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Death Eater Nebula
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    The Spookiest Nebulae in the Universe

    Nebulae are among the most beautiful, complex, and least understood objects in the entire Universe, with how we perceive them often depending upon our skill in manipulating photographic images, rather than our observation skills. In [...]

Stargazing

  • December Night Sky
    With December comes colder temperatures and the shortest day of the year in which the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the Sun. At least after December 21st, the days will begin to lengthen, while the month’s night sky will [...]