• Top 10 Strangest Galaxies In The Universe
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    Top 10 Strangest Galaxies In The Universe

    A galaxy refers to a huge system of stars, planets, gas, and dust that are gravitationally bound together. Our solar system, for instance, is part of the Milky Way galaxy, which is though to contain [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 20 Recommended Astronomy Books
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    20 Recommended Astronomy Books

    There are thousands of internet resources that serve the interests of the majority of most amateur astronomers most of the time. However, some types of information can only be obtained from old-style paper books. It [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]

Stargazing

  • Meteor activity
    Sky watchers can look forward to observing a Super Moon in July, as well as the annual Delta Aquarids meteor shower, noted for their persistent ionized gas trails. This month, planetary viewing remains difficult for [...]