Titan
Astronomy Lists

10 Interesting Facts about Titan

July 9, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Titan is Saturn’s biggest moon and a fully 50% bigger and 80% more massive than our own Moon, making it the second-biggest natural satellite in the entire solar system after Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. […]

10 Interesting Facts about Io
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10 Interesting Facts about Io

July 8, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Of Jupiter’s Galilean moons, Io is the closest to the planet at an average distance of 422,000 km (262,219 miles), and is the moon with the highest density. It is also the solar system object […]

Saiph Star
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Star Facts: Saiph

July 7, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Saiph (Kappa Orionis) is the 6th most luminous star in the constellation Orion with an apparent magnitude of +2.09, which also makes it the 54th brightest star in the entire night sky. Interestingly, while Saiph […]

10 Interesting Facts about Callisto
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10 Interesting Facts about Callisto

July 5, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

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 […]

Star Facts: Mintaka
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Star Facts: Mintaka

July 3, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Mintaka (Delta Orionis), a white-blue star situated 1,200 light years away in the “belt” of the famous constellation Orion, is located so close to the celestial equator that its rising and setting follows an almost […]

Star Facts: Alioth
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Star Facts: Alioth

July 2, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Alioth (Epsilon Ursae Majoris), despite its “epsilon” tag, is the most luminous star in Ursa Major but only just since at magnitude +1.76 it is a mere 2% brighter than the star Dubhe, the second […]

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