• 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 [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Yellow Dwarf Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about Yellow Dwarf Stars

    Yellow dwarf stars are not true dwarf stars, at least not in the sense that red or white dwarf stars are dwarfs. Often used imprecisely, if not erroneously, the term “yellow dwarf” refers to stars [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Red Giant Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about Red Giant Stars

    While red giant stars are among the biggest stars in the Universe, they were not born that way. Red giants are for the most part normal main-sequence stars that have exhausted their supply of hydrogen, [...]
  • Hyades cluster
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    10 Easy Night Sky Targets for Binoculars

    The purpose of this list is to show that you do not always need a telescope to observe literally thousands of spectacular deep sky objects (DSOs) in the night sky. In most cases, the objects [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Alnilam in Orion
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    10 Interesting Facts about Blue Giant Stars

    Since there is no clear definition of blue giant stars, the term is frequently applied to any hot, massive star, albeit erroneously in some cases. For the most part though, blue giant stars fall into [...]
  • 10 Interesting Heliocentric Solar System Quotes
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    10 Interesting Heliocentric Solar System Quotes

    Heliocentrism is the astronomical model which places a stationary Sun at the center of the Solar System while the Earth, planets and other bodies revolve around it. As early as the 3rd century BCE, Greek [...]
  • Top 10 Facts About The Solar System
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    Top 10 Facts About The Solar System

    1: Solar System is 4.6 Billion Years Old The solar system is 4.6 billion years old and 99.86% of its mass is contained in our Sun, a rotating yellow dwarf star whose powerful gravity causes [...]
  • 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, [...]

Stargazing

  • Messier 106
    While many images of M106, which is a perennial favorite of amateur astronomers the world over, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope exist, no Hubble image shows a complete view of the galaxy. By way [...]