• Deep Sky Objects in Orion
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    Top Deep-Sky Objects in Orion

    Orion is one of the oldest recognized constellations, and contains two of the brightest stars in the sky, Rigel and Betelgeuse, Since it is visible from both hemispheres, the Orion constellation has also featured prominently in [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Io
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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 [...]
  • Death Eater Nebula
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    The Spookiest Nebulae in the Universe

    Nebulae are among the most beautiful, complex, and least understood objects in the entire Universe, with how we perceive them often depending upon our skill in manipulating photographic images, rather than our observation skills. In [...]
  • Cocoon Nebula
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    Nebulae Named After Insects

    Nebulae are large clouds of interstellar dust and ionized gases which provide the basic building blocks from which the stars and solar systems are created. These stellar nurseries are mostly composed of hydrogen (90%) and [...]
  • Parrot's Head Nebula
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    Nebulae Named After Birds

    With this list, we present a few nebulae of various types that are said to resemble birds, and while some of the structures mentioned do actually resemble some of our feathered friends, others do so [...]
  • Manatee Nebula in Aquila
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    Nebulae Named after Aquatic Animals

    Nebulae of all types are among the most spectacular and spookiest looking structures in the entire Universe, and have been an endless source of intrigue and discovery for astronomers. How we perceive them, however, is [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Brown Dwarf Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about Brown Dwarf Stars

    As a general rule, brown dwarf stars can be described as sub-stellar objects that range from between 13 and 90 Jupiter-masses. Consequently, brown dwarfs are considered a missing link between gas giant planets and small [...]
  • Interesting Facts About Orion
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    Interesting Facts About Orion

    Winter Is Coming Orion can be seen by observers located between +85° and -75° of latitude, with the constellation’s appearance at night signalling that winter is coming. That is at least true from mid-northern latitudes [...]
  • Edwin Hubble
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    10 Most Influential Astronomers Of All Time

    While it is almost impossible to list all the astronomers that have made valuable contributions to the science of astronomy through the ages, it becomes merely difficult to list the ten most important astronomers of [...]

Stargazing

  • There’s a wealth of astronomical occurrences to delight in May. Look out for the Eta Aquarids, a Halley’s Comet associated meteor shower, producing around 30 meteors per hour during its peak on the nights of [...]