Star Facts: Phecda
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Star Facts: Phecda

August 31, 2017 James Miller 0

Phecda (Gamma Ursae Majoris), the 6th brightest star in Ursa Major and 85th brightest star in the night sky, marks out the lower left corner of the Big Dipper’s bowl. Along with most of the […]

Star Facts: Merak
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Star Facts: Merak

August 31, 2017 James Miller 0

Merak (Beta Ursae Majoris) is the 5th brightest star in the Big Dipper asterism associated with the constellation Ursa Major, and the 80th most luminous star in the entire night sky. The star also serves […]

Top 10 Best Movies with Time Loops
Sci-Film Reviews

10 Best Time Loop Movies

August 24, 2017 James Miller 1

Time travel is often used as a template for many science fiction films, and once the concept is introduced, it offers a unique and engaging opportunity for great storytelling. Time travel movies generally require a […]

Alkaid (Eta Ursae Majoris)
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Star Facts: Alkaid

August 23, 2017 James Miller 0

Alkaid (Eta Ursae Majoris) is a prominent star in the handle of the Big Dipper, an asterism which forms just a small part of the overall constellation of Ursa Major. With an apparent magnitude of […]

Deep Sky Objects in Orion
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Top Deep-Sky Objects in Orion

August 22, 2017 James Miller 0

Orion is one of the oldest recognized constellations and contains two of the brightest stars in the sky, Rigel and Betelgeuse. Since it is visible from both hemispheres, the Orion constellation has also featured prominently […]

Top Deep-Sky Objects in Ursa Major
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Top Deep-Sky Objects in Ursa Major

August 20, 2017 James Miller 0

The constellation Ursa Major is not only the third biggest of all the 88 recognized constellations, taking up an area of 1279.66 square degrees, or 3.10% of the night sky, but it is also one […]

10 Greatest Alien Invasion Films
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10 Greatest Alien Invasion Films

August 19, 2017 James Miller 0

While scientists debate day and night on whether or not alien life exists somewhere in the vast, uncharted universe, it is unanimously clear to Hollywood that movies about aliens invading Earth make for a very […]

10 Interesting Facts about the Kuiper Belt
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10 Interesting Facts about the Kuiper Belt

August 18, 2017 James Miller 0

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 […]

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