• 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 [...]
  • Interesting Facts About Polaris
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    Interesting Facts About Polaris

    Located Near North Celestial Pole Polaris is a yellow-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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Parrot's Head Nebula
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    Nebulae Named After Birds

    In this list, we present nebulae of different types that are said to resemble birds. While some of the structures mentioned do actually resemble some of our feathered friends, others do so only in the [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Galileo's Telescope
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    10 Most Influential Optical Telescopes in Astronomy

    With each successive generation of telescopes, more about the wonders and complexities of the Universe are revealed than could ever have been imagined. It is therefore natural to ask who invented the telescope? Nevertheless, the [...]
  • UY Scuti
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    10 Most Extreme Stars in the Universe

    Our Sun is often described as an “average yellow dwarf star”, but the truth of the matter is that there are no average stars. Stellar bodies come in a bewildering variety of masses, luminosities, radii, [...]
  • Mayan Calendar
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    10 Interesting Facts About The Calendar

    1: Ancients Used Phases of Moon to Measure Time Ancient people used to measure time by charting the phases of the moon from new to full, which is the likely origin of the word month, [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about the Kuiper Belt
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    10 Interesting Facts about the Kuiper Belt

    Also known as the Edgeworth–Kuiper belt, this structure extends from just beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune to a distance of roughly 50-55 astronomical units from the Sun. Composed primarily of small icy bodies [...]