• Top 10 Facts About The Solar System
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    Top 10 Facts About The Solar System

    1: Solar System is 4.6 Billion Years Old The solar system is 4.6 billion years old and 99.86% of its mass is contained in our Sun, a rotating yellow dwarf star whose powerful gravity causes [...]
  • Interesting Quotes By Stephen Hawking
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    Interesting Quotes By Stephen Hawking

    Renowned English physicist Stephen Hawking was born in 1942, on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. Despite having a debilitating illness, Hawking has gone on to make significant contributions to the world of cosmology in [...]
  • Saturn
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    10 Interesting Facts about the Missions to Saturn

    Saturn has been observed since prehistoric times, with the planet having played a major role in all major ancient cultures and religions throughout history. The ancient Babylonians, for instance, kept records describing detailed observations of [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Star Constellations
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    10 Interesting Facts About Star Constellations

    1: Constellations Are Star Patterns In The Night Sky Constellations (“set of stars”) are basically groups of stars that have imaginatively been linked together to depict mythological characters, animals and objects from mankind’s past. This allowed [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Neutron Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about Neutron Stars

    Simply put, a neutron star is the collapsed and highly compressed remains of a relatively massive star that died in a supernova event. Neutron stars are also the smallest stars known to exist, with their [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]

Stargazing

  • M52 and M103 in Cassiopeia
    Prominent northern hemisphere constellations during October include Cassiopeia almost overhead, and Cetus, Pisces, Aries, and Triangulum towards the south, while to the south-west is Andromeda, which is attached to Pegasus, the most conspicuous constellation associated with the northern autumn. Also visible at [...]