• 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 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 20 Recommended Astronomy Books
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    20 Recommended Astronomy Books

    There are thousands of internet resources that serve the interests of the majority of most amateur astronomers most of the time. However, some types of information can only be obtained from old-style paper books. It [...]
  • 20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes
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    20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes

    Yajnavalkya (9th century BC): “The sun strings these worlds – the earth, the planets, the atmosphere – to himself on a thread.” Homer (8th century BC): ” The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie [...]
  • 10 Interesting Nikola Tesla Facts And Quotes
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    10 Interesting Nikola Tesla Facts And Quotes

    1: Man Who Invented the 20th Century Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a renowned scientist who designed the world’s first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls, which in the 1890s successfully distributed and illuminated distant homes [...]
  • Deep Sky Objects in Orion
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    Top Deep-Sky Objects in Orion

    The constellation Orion counts among the oldest of the recognized constellations, and since it is visible from both hemispheres, it has featured prominently in many ancient cultures, many of which predate the old Roman and [...]

Stargazing

  • comet PanSTARRS
    Northern hemisphere observers will be able to spot the comet PanSTARRS (C/2017 T2) as it moves through the constellation Ursa Major towards the end of May. The image above shows the comet’s predicted track as it moves past M81 and M82, both of which are two major galaxies in the constellation. Note though that since [...]