M52 and M103 in Cassiopeia
Night Sky

The Night Sky This Month: October 2017

September 29, 2017 James Miller 0

Prominent northern hemisphere constellations during October include Cassiopeia almost overhead, and Cetus, Pisces, Aries, and Triangulum towards the south, while to the south-west is Andromeda, which is attached to Pegasus, the most conspicuous constellation associated with […]

Star Constellations the Zodiac
Star Constellations

Star Constellations | The Zodiac

September 28, 2017 James Miller 0

In western tradition, the 12 zodiac constellations originate from ancient astrological practices, with their names based upon the 12 signs of a horoscope. This family of zodiac constellations includes Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, […]

Planet Mars
Astronomy Lists

Top 10 Facts About The Missions to Mars

September 17, 2017 James Miller 0

When it comes to the exploration of the solar system, no planet has spurred the scientific community to greater efforts, whipped up the general public into a greater frenzy of speculation, or resulted in pseudo-experts […]

10 Best Time Travel Comedy Films
Sci-Film Reviews

10 Best Time Travel Comedy Films

September 13, 2017 James Miller 1

Time travel and comedy films are not two genres one typically associates with one another. Time travel films usually rely on more intense, dramatic or tragic events such as in “The Butterfly Effect” or the […]

Mercury
Astronomy Lists

Top 10 Facts About The Missions to Mercury

September 12, 2017 James Miller 0

Since the angular separation of Mercury from the Sun is never more than 28 degrees at maximum elongation, visual observation and study of the planet is fraught with technical difficulty. In fact, the rugged, little […]

Crab Nebula
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects: Crab Nebula (M1)

September 10, 2017 James Miller 0

The Crab Nebula (M1) is a supernova remnant in the constellation Taurus, and although its central neutron star was only physically discovered in 1968, it has since been positively identified as the remains of a […]

Megrez in Ursa Major
Stars

Star Facts: Megrez

September 7, 2017 James Miller 0

Megrez (Delta Ursae Majoris) is the least luminous of all the seven Dipper stars, with an apparent visual magnitude of +3.3. This blue-white main sequence dwarf star is located around 58.4 light years from Earth, […]

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