Titania
Astronomy Lists

10 Interesting Facts about Titania

July 11, 2017 James Miller 0

With a circumference of 4,956 km (271,104 miles), Titania is the biggest moon of the planet Uranus, and the 8th biggest solar system moon overall. Titania was discovered by William Herschel on January 11, 1787, […]

Triton
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10 Interesting Facts about Triton

July 10, 2017 James Miller 0

Neptune’s biggest moon, Triton, has a diameter of 2,700 km, making it the 7th biggest moon in the solar system, as well as its 16th biggest object overall. Triton also contains more than 99.5% of […]

Titan
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10 Interesting Facts about Titan

July 9, 2017 James Miller 0

Titan is Saturn’s biggest moon and a fully 50% bigger and 80% more massive than our own Moon, making it the second-biggest natural satellite in the entire solar system after Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. […]

10 Interesting Facts about Io
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10 Interesting Facts about Io

July 8, 2017 James Miller 0

Of Jupiter’s Galilean moons, Io is the closest to the planet at an average distance of 422,000 km (262,219 miles), and is the moon with the highest density. It is also the solar system object […]

Saiph Star
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Star Facts: Saiph

July 7, 2017 James Miller 0

Saiph (Kappa Orionis) is the 6th most luminous star in the constellation Orion with an apparent magnitude of +2.09, which also makes it the 54th brightest star in the entire night sky. Interestingly, while Saiph […]

Europa
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10 Interesting Facts about Europa

July 6, 2017 James Miller 0

Europa is the smallest of Jupiters’ Galilean moons, and while it is only slightly smaller than our own moon, it is nevertheless the 15th biggest object in the solar system, and more massive than all […]

10 Interesting Facts about Callisto
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10 Interesting Facts about Callisto

July 5, 2017 James Miller 0

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 […]

10 Interesting Facts about Ganymede
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10 Interesting Facts about Ganymede

July 5, 2017 James Miller 0

Ganymede is the biggest satellite in the solar system, and also the biggest object in the solar system that does not have a substantial atmosphere. Discovered by Galileo in January of the year 1610 along […]

Star Facts: Mintaka
Stars

Star Facts: Mintaka

July 3, 2017 James Miller 0

Mintaka (Delta Orionis), a white-blue star situated 1,200 light years away in the “belt” of the famous constellation Orion, is located so close to the celestial equator that its rising and setting follows an almost […]

Star Facts: Alioth
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Star Facts: Alioth

July 2, 2017 James Miller 0

Alioth (Epsilon Ursae Majoris), despite its “epsilon” tag, is the most luminous star in Ursa Major but only just since at magnitude +1.76 it is a mere 2% brighter than the star Dubhe, the second […]

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