• 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 [...]
  • Hydra Constellation
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    5 Largest Star Constellations in the Sky

    Even professional astronomers sometimes admit to having difficulty recognizing all of the 88 modern constellations, as most constellations are marked out by some stars that are not that visible to the naked eye, except under [...]
  • Astronomy Lists

    10 Beautiful Star Clusters for Stargazers

    Star clusters represent distinct steps in the evolution of the Universe. On the one hand, globular clusters can be thought of as “fossils”, in the sense that in many cases, they are all that remain [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Biggest Meteor Showers Of The Year
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    10 Best Meteor Showers Of The Year

    Meteors are constantly entering and burning up in Earth’s atmosphere, providing stargazers with some of the most awe inspiring celestial events of the year. There are currently more than 900 known meteor showers, of which [...]
  • Top 15 Astronomy Myths
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    Top 15 Astronomy Myths

    1: Copernicus First Suggested Earth Revolves Around Sun Polish astronomer Copernicus (1473-1543) was not the first person to suggest the Earth revolves around a stationary Sun, but he was the first to revive and elaborate [...]
  • Alnilam in Orion
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    10 Interesting Facts about Blue Giant Stars

    Since there is no clear definition of blue giant stars, the term is frequently applied to any hot, massive star, albeit erroneously in some cases. For the most part though, blue giant stars fall into [...]
  • Triton
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    10 Interesting Facts about Triton

    Neptune’s biggest moon, Triton, has a diameter of 2,700 km, making it the 7th biggest moon in the solar system, as well as its 16th biggest object overall. Triton also contains more than 99.5% of [...]

Stargazing

  • Spring Triangle
    Prominent constellations in the night sky at this time of the year include Gemini, Leo, Cancer, and Canis Minor. Meanwhile, Virgo is now rising in the southeast, and in the mid-evening hours one of its brightest star Denebola forms the Spring [...]
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