• Mars Map and Regions
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    10 Interesting Surface Features on Mars

    Mars has been in the human consciousness since pre-historic times, and can easily be seen as noticeably red with the naked eye as a result of iron oxides in its surface material. At its closest [...]
  • Orion Molecular Cloud Complex
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    10 Interesting Orion Nebula Facts

    Most people mistake the Orion Nebula for a star in the constellation of Orion, but it is actually the most easily detectable naked-eye nebula in the entire night sky. It is also the favorite deep-sky [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes
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    20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes

    Yajnavalkya (9th century BC): “The sun strings these worlds – the earth, the planets, the atmosphere – to himself on a thread.” Homer (8th century BC): ” The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie [...]
  • Top 7 Night Sky Objects For Stargazing
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    Top 7 Night Sky Objects For Stargazing

    Here is a list of 7 night sky objects which have delighted stargazers for centuries. On account of their size, they can also be viewed either with the naked eye or with a pair of [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Night Sky Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts About Night Sky Stars

    Twinkle, twinkle little star…I think I know what you are! However, there remains much to be learned about stars, and how they live and die, but until such time that we know it all, here [...]
  • Interesting Facts About Ursa Major
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    Interesting Facts About Ursa Major

    The Great Bear 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 [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Callisto
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    10 Interesting Facts about Callisto

    Callisto is Jupiters’ second-biggest moon, and the third-biggest moon in the solar system, after another one of Jupiter’s moons, Ganymede, and then Titan, the largest moon of the planet Saturn. As with Jupiter’s main moons [...]
  • Top 10 Desktop Apps For Stargazing
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    Top 10 Desktop Apps For Stargazing

    While computers and specialized software are not strictly required for stargazing at the amateur level, there is no doubt that the stargazing hobby can be greatly enhanced with the use of computers and user-friendly software. [...]

Stargazing

  • Astro-photographers of all skill levels will have an excellent opportunity on the 3rd of April to put their skills to the test. On this date, the planet Venus will be visible within Messier 45, perhaps better known as the Pleiades Cluster, as shown in the image above. Note that since the planet may be lost [...]