• Interesting Facts About Ursa Major
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    Interesting Facts About Ursa Major

    The Great Bear In Latin, “ursus” means bear, while in Greek the word is “arktos”, hence the name Arctic (“bearish”) which describes the far northern region of the Earth where the constellation of Ursa Major [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
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    15 Interesting Andromeda Galaxy Facts

    Part of Local Group If it were possible to travel anywhere in the galaxy, the next step would be to visit our 54 or so neighbouring minor galaxies, most of them dwarfs, that surround the [...]
  • Hyades cluster
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    10 Easy Night Sky Targets for Binoculars

    The purpose of this list is to show that you do not always need a telescope to observe literally thousands of spectacular deep sky objects (DSOs) in the night sky. In most cases, the objects [...]
  • Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes
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    Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes

    In ancient cultures people noticed that astronomical events in the heavens seemed to impact life on Earth, such as stars and constellations appearing in the night sky at certain times of the year marking the [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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

  • Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner
    October offers early risers in the northern hemisphere the chance to spot the Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, a periodic comet which returns every 6.6 years, and this time around will pass within a 36.3 million mile (58.5m kms) distance of the Earth. It [...]