• 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 [...]
  • Mars Map and Regions
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    10 Interesting Surface Features on Mars

    Mars has been in the human consciousness since pre-historic times, and can easily be seen as noticeably red with the naked eye as a result of iron oxides in its surface material. At its closest [...]
  • 10 Interesting Heliocentric Solar System Quotes
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    10 Interesting Heliocentric Solar System Quotes

    Heliocentrism is the astronomical model which places a stationary Sun at the center of the Solar System while the Earth, planets and other bodies revolve around it. As early as the 3rd century BCE, Greek [...]
  • UY Scuti
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    10 Most Extreme Stars in the Universe

    Our Sun is often described as an “average yellow dwarf star”, but the truth of the matter is that there are no average stars. Stellar bodies come in a bewildering variety of masses, luminosities, radii, [...]
  • Top 7 Night Sky Objects For Stargazing
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    Top 7 Night Sky Objects For Stargazing

    Here is a list of 7 night sky objects which have delighted stargazers for centuries. On account of their size, they can also be viewed either with the naked eye or with a pair of [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Interesting Time Travel Quotes
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    Interesting Time Travel Quotes

    Time travel is a scientific concept in which an object moves between different points in time in the same way as as it would between different points in space. In early 1900’s, Einstein’s theories that [...]
  • 10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World
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    10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World

    From the western historical perspective, it is sometimes easy to focus on the astronomical works of early Greek astronomers too tightly, while overlooking the worthy contributions made by earlier philosophers from other cultures that have [...]
  • Top 10 Extreme Facts About Space
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    Top 10 Extreme Facts About Space

    So much of what is know about space science is hard to fully understand, even for the scientists who study the field, but fortunately there are many more understandable, and cooler facts about space that [...]
  • 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 [...]

Stargazing

  • In November, the “Summer Triangle” can be seen rising in the early evening sky before making its way westwards, with the Milky Way passing through two of the stars in this huge asterism. These are Vega in Lyra and Altair in [...]