• 10 Most Spectacular Nebulae in the Universe
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    10 Most Spectacular Nebulae in the Universe

    While we have all marvelled at the spectacular images of various types of nebulae we have seen on-screen or in magazines, its easy to forget that each image we see represents a brief snapshot of [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Yellow Dwarf Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about Yellow Dwarf Stars

    Yellow dwarf stars are not true dwarf stars, at least not in the sense that red or white dwarf stars are dwarfs. Often used imprecisely, if not erroneously, the term “yellow dwarf” refers to stars [...]
  • In simple terms, a variable star is a star whose luminosity changes or fluctuates as seen from Earth. The changes in luminosity can be caused by a wide range of possible causes, some of which involve the structure/composition of the star, while others may involve extrinsic factors such as a companion star that eclipses a normally relatively stable star periodically.
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    10 Interesting Facts about Variable Stars

    In simple terms, a variable star is a star whose luminosity changes or fluctuates as seen from Earth. The changes in luminosity can be caused by a wide range of possible causes, some of which [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about the Oort Cloud
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    10 Interesting Facts about the Oort Cloud

    Named after the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort, but sometimes also known as the Öpik–Oort cloud, this hypothetical cloud of small, icy planetesimals is thought to surround the solar system out to a distance of more [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Orion Molecular Cloud Complex
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    10 Interesting Orion Nebula Facts

    Most people mistake the Orion Nebula for a star in the constellation of Orion, but it is actually the most easily detectable naked-eye nebula in the entire night sky. It is also the favorite deep-sky [...]
  • Titan
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    10 Interesting Facts about Titan

    Titan is Saturn’s biggest moon and a fully 50% bigger and 80% more massive than our own Moon, making it the second-biggest natural satellite in the entire solar system after Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. [...]
  • Interesting Facts About Polaris
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    Interesting Facts About Polaris

    Located Near North Celestial Pole Polaris is a yellow-white supergiant star located around 430 light-years away in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is has an apparent magnitude of 1.97, making it the 48th brightest star [...]
  • 20 Recommended Astronomy Books
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    20 Recommended Astronomy Books

    Although there are thousands of internet resources that serve the interests of the majority of most amateur astronomers most of the time, some types of information can only be obtained from old-style paper books. It [...]

Stargazing

  • Mons Piton and the crater Cassini
    The Northern Hemisphere’s Autumn Equinox occurs on September 23rd this year, presenting a perfect time for stargazers to make the most of the improved seeing conditions as the summer’s heat haze begins to die down. Of particular interest is the “Summer [...]