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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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Dwarf Planet Facts: Eris

The dwarf planet designated 136199 Eris is named after the Greek goddess of strife, while…

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The Moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos

Phobos is the larger and nearest of Mars’ two natural satellites, the other being Deimos.…

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Deep-Sky Objects in Andromeda

Andromeda is the 19th biggest constellations, with its brightest star, Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae), a +2.06…

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Star Facts: Algol

Algol (Beta Persei), known informally as the Demon Star, is a triple star system in…

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Star Facts: Mirfak

Mirfak (Alpha Persei) is a yellow supergiant located about 510 light years away in the…

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The Night Sky This Month: February 2018

Constellations that are prominent in the northern sky (other than the circumpolar constellations) at this…

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Dwarf Planet Facts: Makemake

The image above shows the dwarf planet 136472 Makemake, which with a diameter roughly 60%…

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Tabby’s Star and the Alien Megastructure Theory Debunked

There’s a star located 1,280 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus that has been confusing…

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Dwarf Planet Facts: Haumea

The dwarf planet designated 136108 Haumea and its two satellites were discovered by Mike Brown…

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