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Nebulae Named after Aquatic Animals

Nebulae of all types are among the most spectacular and spookiest looking structures in the…

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Nebulae Named After Land Animals

In a previous post we mentioned that nebulae of all types are among the most…

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The Spookiest Nebulae in the Universe

Nebulae are among the most beautiful, complex, and least understood objects in the entire Universe,…

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The Night Sky This Month: December 2017

With December comes colder temperatures and the shortest day of the year in which the…

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Winter Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere

While northern hemisphere observers can observe a total of 30 constellations at various times of…

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Scientists Confirm First Ever Interstellar Asteroid

Last month, Hawaiian based astronomers using the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope discovered the…

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What Advantages do Binoculars have over Telescopes in Stargazing?

So, this year you are going to give yourself the shiny telescope you have been…

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Deep-Sky Objects: Hyades Star Cluster

Also known as Collinder 50 and Melotte 25, the Hyades cluster is the closest open…

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Star Facts: the Sun (Sol)

The Sun really does not need an introduction, except to say that it is not…

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10 Easy Night Sky Targets for Binoculars

The purpose of this list is to show that you do not always need a…

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