• 10 Interesting Facts about Io
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    10 Interesting Facts about Io

    Of Jupiter’s Galilean moons, Io is the closest to the planet at an average distance of 422,000 km (262,219 miles), and is the moon with the highest density. It is also the solar system object [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Giant-impact Hypothesis
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    Top Theories on How the Moon Formed

    The Moon has been a constant source of wonder and fascination throughout mankind’s’ history, but despite being located a mere 238,900 miles or 1.28 light-seconds away, we know less about it and how it came [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Parrot's Head Nebula
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    Nebulae Named After Birds

    With this list, we present a few nebulae of various types that are said to resemble birds, and while some of the structures mentioned do actually resemble some of our feathered friends, others do so [...]

Stargazing

  • Astro-photographers of all skill levels will have an excellent opportunity on the 3rd of April to put their skills to the test. On this date, the planet Venus will be visible within Messier 45, perhaps better known as the Pleiades Cluster, as shown in the image above. Note that since the planet may be lost [...]