Constellation of Vela
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Vela

March 21, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Vela (“the sails”) lies in the southern celestial sphere, and is one of three constellations created from an ancient constellation called Argo Navis, which depicted the ship of Jason and the Argonauts, the others being […]

Star Constellation Facts: Sculptor
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Sculptor

March 19, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Sculptor is a faint southern sky constellation that was created by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille from his observatory in South Africa during the 18th century. Its brightest star, Alpha Sculptoris, is a blue-white […]

Helios the sun god
Astronomy History

Who Discovered the Sun is a Star?

March 9, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Introduction In ancient Greece during the 7th century BC, scientists like Thales of Miletus (624-546 BC) started to realize that the Sun was not the deity Helios (Apollo) driving his chariot around the Earth, but […]

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