• 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 [...]
  • 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, [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • List of Best Space and Astronomy Websites
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    List of Best Space and Astronomy Websites

    Although there are millions of websites that deal with astronomy, cosmology, and space in general, many are guilty of disseminating half-truths, distorted truths, or just plain bad science. So where do you start to look [...]
  • 20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes
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    20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes

    Yajnavalkya (9th century BC): “The sun strings these worlds – the earth, the planets, the atmosphere – to himself on a thread.” Homer (8th century BC): ” The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie [...]
  • 10 Black Hole Quotes
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    10 Black Hole Quotes

    John Michell (1724–1793): “If the semi-diameter of a sphere of the same density as the Sun were to exceed that of the Sun in the proportion of 500 to 1, a body falling from an [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Leonids Meteor Shower
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    Fun Facts About The Leonid Meteor Shower

    Each year in November, a spectacular meteor shower known as The Leonids lights up the night sky in that region of the celestial heavens associated with the constellation Leo. Here are some fun facts on [...]

Stargazing

  • M52 and M103 in Cassiopeia
    Prominent northern hemisphere constellations during October include Cassiopeia almost overhead, and Cetus, Pisces, Aries, and Triangulum towards the south, while to the south-west is Andromeda, which is attached to Pegasus, the most conspicuous constellation associated with the northern autumn. Also visible at [...]