Helios the sun god
Astronomy History

Who Discovered the Sun is a Star?

March 9, 2017 James Miller 0

Introduction In ancient Greece, early scientists such as Thales of Miletus (624-546 BC) first started to suspect that the Sun was not the deity Helios (Apollo) driving his chariot around the Earth, but was instead […]

Carina Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Carina

March 5, 2017 James Miller 0

Carina (“the Keel”) is a large southern hemisphere constellation that is crossed by the Milky Way, making it a rich source of deep sky objects, such as star clusters and nebulae. It is one of […]

Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Apus

March 3, 2017 James Miller 0

Apus is a small, faint southern hemisphere constellation whose brightest star, Alpha Apodis, has a visual magnitude of just 3.825. The constellation was one of 12 created in the 16th-century by Petrus Plancius in order […]

METI to Send Signal to Proxima b
News & Events

METI to Send Signal to Proxima b

March 1, 2017 James Miller 0

By now you’ve probably heard of SETI, or the ‘Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence’, which is a research organization that tunes and monitors receivers to look for any alien radio signals or transmissions. Instead of waiting […]

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