Interesting Facts About Polaris
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Interesting Facts About Polaris

December 8, 2014 Peter Christoforou 0

Located Near North Celestial Pole Polaris is a white supergiant star located around 430 light-years away in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is has an apparent magnitude of 1.97, making it the 48th brightest star […]

Top 15 Astronomy Myths
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Top 15 Astronomy Myths

May 7, 2013 Peter Christoforou 0

1: Copernicus First Suggested Earth Revolves Around Sun Polish astronomer Copernicus (1473-1543) was not the first person to suggest the Earth revolves around a stationary Sun, but he was the first to revive and elaborate […]

Astronomy Quotes In Shakespeare
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Astronomy Quotes In Shakespeare

April 25, 2013 Peter Christoforou 0

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was England’s greatest author and amongst his voluminous works are numerous  references to astronomical, as well as astrological bodies, such as stars, planets, the moon or meteors. Here are a few of […]

10 Black Hole Quotes
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10 Black Hole Quotes

April 18, 2013 Peter Christoforou 0

John Michell (1724–1793): “If the semi-diameter of a sphere of the same density as the Sun were to exceed that of the Sun in the proportion of 500 to 1, a body falling from an […]

Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes
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Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes

April 17, 2013 Peter Christoforou 0

In ancient cultures people noticed that astronomical events in the heavens seemed to impact life on Earth, such as stars and constellations appearing in the night sky at certain times of the year marking the […]

Interesting Quotes By Stephen Hawking
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Interesting Quotes By Stephen Hawking

April 15, 2013 Peter Christoforou 0

Renowned English physicist Stephen Hawking was born in 1942, on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. Despite having a debilitating illness, Hawking has gone on to make significant contributions to the world of cosmology in […]

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