• 10 Interesting Heliocentric Solar System Quotes
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    10 Interesting Heliocentric Solar System Quotes

    Heliocentrism is the astronomical model which places a stationary Sun at the center of the Solar System while the Earth, planets and other bodies revolve around it. As early as the 3rd century BCE, Greek [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 7 Mysteries Of Time Explained
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    7 Mysteries Of Time Explained

    1: Did Time Exist Before The Big Bang? The Universe is believed to be around 13.7 billion years old, before which space and time did not exist and everything was compacted into a singularity smaller [...]
  • Cocoon Nebula
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    Nebulae Named After Insects

    Nebulae are large clouds of interstellar dust and ionized gases which provide the basic building blocks from which the stars and solar systems are created. These stellar nurseries are mostly composed of hydrogen (90%) and [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Top 10 Greatest Discoveries In Astronomy
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    Top 10 Greatest Discoveries In Astronomy

    It is a matter of historical record that the high state of development of modern astronomy is due entirely to the efforts and observations of thousands of stargazers from all parts of the earth, and [...]
  • 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

  • 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 [...]