• 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. [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Alpha Centauri
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    10 Interesting Facts About Alpha Centauri

    1: Sun’s Nearest Star System Alpha Centauri is our nearest star neighbor, and is a mere 4.37 light years from the Sun. More accurately, though, it is the nearest ‘star system’ as it actually consists [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Red Dwarf Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about Red Dwarf Stars

    Unlike most other classes of stars that have clear and unambiguous classification standards, red dwarf stars fall into a wide variety of masses, luminosities, and spectra that have thus far eluded proper classification. In fact, [...]
  • Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Moon
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    Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Moon

    The Moon has been Earth’s constant companion for most of its history, even though the mechanism of its formation is still the subject of some debate in astronomical circles. However, the Moon is one of [...]
  • Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes
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    Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes

    In ancient cultures people noticed that astronomical events in the heavens seemed to impact life on Earth, such as stars and constellations appearing in the night sky at certain times of the year marking the [...]
  • Astronomy Quotes In Shakespeare
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    Astronomy Quotes In Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was England’s greatest author and amongst his voluminous works are numerous  references to astronomical, as well as astrological bodies, such as stars, planets, the moon or meteors. Here are a few of [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Hydra Constellation
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    5 Largest Star Constellations in the Sky

    Even professional astronomers sometimes admit to having difficulty recognizing all of the 88 modern constellations, as most constellations are marked out by some stars that are not that visible to the naked eye, except under [...]

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  • Summer Equinox
    This year, the Summer Equinox occurs at 13:30 (UTC) on the 22nd of September. At this time, the Sun will be directly overhead at the equator, and the hours of light and darkness will be [...]