• Manatee Nebula in Aquila
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    Nebulae Named after Aquatic Animals

    Nebulae of all types are among the most spectacular-looking structures in the entire Universe, and have been an endless source of intrigue and discovery for astronomers. How we perceive them, however, is often thanks to [...]
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    List of 10 Brightest Stars in the Sky

    The naked eye can see thousands of stars in the night sky, with a star’s luminosity determined by its distance from Earth, its chemical composition, and how big it is. Astronomers assign stars a magnitude, [...]
  • 10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World
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    10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World

    From the western historical perspective, it is sometimes easy to focus on the astronomical works of early Greek astronomers too tightly, while overlooking the worthy contributions made by earlier philosophers from other cultures that have [...]
  • Top 10 Extreme Facts About Space
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    10 Fun Facts About Outer Space

    Much of what is known about space science is hard to fully understand, even for the scientists who study the field. Fortunately, there are many more understandable, and cooler facts about space that we can [...]
  • The Moon
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    Top 10 Features on the Moon for Stargazers

    Although some stargazers may consider the Moon to be a nuisance that spoils their night-time viewing, the truth of the matter is that the Earth’s only natural satellite has enough features to offer a lifetime [...]
  • 10 Most Spectacular Nebulae in the Universe
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    10 Most Spectacular Nebulae in the Universe

    We have all marveled at the spectacular images of various types of nebulae, but it’s easy to forget that each image we see represents a brief snapshot of the ongoing cycle of star birth and [...]
  • Universities to Study Astronomy
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    10 Most Popular Universities to Study Astronomy

    The starry night sky filled with its infinite mysteries and wonders has always represented a constant source of fascination for humankind. At the dawn of civilization, ancient people like the Egyptians and Babylonians believed their [...]
  • Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico
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    Top Astronomical Discoveries Made by Radio Telescopes

    Aside from sending out expeditions, space exploration is made possible with the use of certain instruments; more specifically – telescopes. However, astronomers do not solely rely on optical telescopes to observe space. Some really distant [...]
  • Venus Probes
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    Top 10 Facts About The Missions to Venus

    Despite being named after a goddess of love and beauty, the planet Venus is a harsh, hellish place that does not inspire warm and fuzzy feelings. Temperatures on its surface are hot enough to melt [...]
  • Leonids Meteor Shower
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    Fun Facts About The Leonid Meteor Shower

    Each year in November, a spectacular meteor shower known as The Leonids lights up the night sky in that region of the celestial heavens associated with the constellation Leo. Here are some fun facts on [...]