• 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Top 10 Night Sky Objects for Amateur Astronomers
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    Top 10 Night Sky Objects for Amateur Astronomers

    Although there are thousands of astronomical objects worth observing in the night sky, all astronomers, both amateur and professional alike, will tell you that they have their own personal favorites. These might include lingering early [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Callisto
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    10 Interesting Facts about Callisto

    Callisto is Jupiters’ second-biggest moon, and the third-biggest moon in the solar system, after another one of Jupiter’s moons, Ganymede, and then Titan, the largest moon of the planet Saturn. As with Jupiter’s main moons [...]
  • Manatee Nebula in Aquila
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    Nebulae Named after Aquatic Animals

    Nebulae of all types are among the most spectacular and spookiest looking structures in the entire Universe, and have been an endless source of intrigue and discovery for astronomers. How we perceive them, however, is [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Our Sun
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    10 Interesting Facts About Our Sun

    1) Classified As A Yellow Dwarf The Sun is classified as a G-type yellow dwarf (G2V), which is a little misleading as stars in this sequence can vary in color from yellow for cooler stars, [...]

Stargazing

  • Sinus Iridium
    November’s night sky brings a wealth of astronomical delights for stargazers to enjoy. The list of celestial events include the Taurids and Orionids meteor showers, planetary close approaches and a penumbral lunar eclipse. So without [...]