• Saturn
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    10 Interesting Facts about the Missions to Saturn

    Saturn has been observed since prehistoric times, with the planet having played a major role in all major ancient cultures and religions throughout history. The ancient Babylonians, for instance, kept records describing detailed observations of [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About The Planet Mercury
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    10 Interesting Facts About The Planet Mercury

    Mercury is both the solar system’s smallest planet and the planet closest to the Sun. It’s relatively easy to see before sunrise or at dusk and has been known about since ancient times. It also [...]
  • Io - Full Disk Centered on Media Regio
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    10 Interesting Facts about Io

    Of Jupiter’s Galilean moons, Io is the closest to the planet at an average distance of 422,000 km (262,219 miles), and is the moon with the highest density. It is also the solar system object [...]
  • Orion
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    Top 10 Night Sky Objects for Amateur Astronomers

    Although there are thousands of astronomical objects worth observing in the night sky, all astronomers, both amateur and professional alike, will tell you that they have their own personal favorites. These might include lingering early [...]
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    10 Beautiful Star Clusters for Stargazers

    Star clusters represent distinct steps in the evolution of the Universe. On the one hand, globular clusters can be thought of as “fossils”, in the sense that in many cases they are all that remains [...]
  • Betelgeuse Interesting Facts
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    Betelgeuse Interesting Facts

    Located In Orion Constellation Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star located 640 light-years away in the constellation of Orion. This distinctive star is found in the upper-left corner of Orion and marks the hunter’s right [...]
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    7 Mysteries Of Time Explained

    The fundamental nature of time has always featured prominently in the discussions of scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians throughout the ages. Let us take a look at seven of the profoundest questions about time, and where [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about White Dwarf Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about White Dwarf Stars

    White dwarf stars are believed to represent the final evolutionary stage of stars that are not massive enough to end their lives in super or hypernovae events. Also known as “degenerate stars,” white dwarfs consist [...]
  • Interesting Facts About Ursa Major
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    Interesting Facts About Ursa Major

    In Latin, “ursus” means bear, while in Greek the word is “arktos”, hence the name Arctic (“bearish”) which describes the far northern region of the Earth where the constellation of Ursa Major (“greater she-bear”) dominates. [...]
  • Europa
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    10 Interesting Facts about Europa

    Europa is the smallest of Jupiter’s Galilean moons, and while it is only slightly smaller than our own Moon, it is nevertheless the 15th biggest object in the solar system, and more massive than all [...]