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Is the Goseck Circle an Ancient Solar Observatory?

Many questions about ancient civilizations remain unanswered, but perhaps the most perplexing of these questions…

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Is the Ach Valley Tusk-fragment an Ancient Star Map?

It is said that not everything that glitters is gold, but does this also apply…

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The Night Sky This Month: March 2018

Northern hemisphere observers will no doubt be overjoyed by the fact that the Vernal Equinox…

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Deep-Sky Objects: Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)

While the LMC was long considered to be a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way,…

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Deep-Sky Objects: Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC)

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a small dwarf irregular galaxy that has long been…

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Amateur Astrophotographer Captures Rare Supernova Shot

Photographing a supernova in the process of erupting is notoriously difficult to do because it…

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Star Facts: Caph

Caph (Beta Cassiopeiae) is a yellow-white Delta Scuti-class variable, F2-type giant star in the constellation…

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Star Facts: Gamma Cassiopeia

Unlike most other prominent naked-eye stars, the star Gamma Cassiopeiae does not have a traditional…

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Star Facts: Schedar

Schedar (Alpha Cassiopeiae) is a second magnitude star in the constellation Cassiopeia which despite its…

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Best Milky Way Targets for Stargazers

In this list we present some of the “best” observing targets in the Milky Way,…

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