Super Moon vs. Micro Moon
Night Sky

The Night Sky This Month: January 2018

December 29, 2017 James Miller 0

Happy 2018! January presents a perfect opportunity to view some of the winter sky’s most conspicuous constellations, including Orion accompanied by his two hunting dogs Canis Major and Canis Minor. The giant hunter from Greek […]

Parrot's Head Nebula
Astronomy Lists

Nebulae Named After Birds

December 10, 2017 James Miller 0

In this list, we present nebulae of different types that are said to resemble birds. While some of the structures mentioned do actually resemble some of our feathered friends, others do so only in the […]

Cocoon Nebula
Astronomy Lists

Nebulae Named After Insects

December 9, 2017 James Miller 0

Nebulae are also amongst the biggest structures in the universe. They can be more than hundreds of light-years across, with their diffuse clouds of gas forming into imaginative and colorful shapes, allowing astronomers to let […]

Manatee Nebula in Aquila
Astronomy Lists

Nebulae Named after Aquatic Animals

December 2, 2017 James Miller 0

Nebulae of all types are among the most spectacular-looking structures in the entire Universe, and have been an endless source of intrigue and discovery for astronomers. How we perceive them, however, is often thanks to […]

Astronomy Lists

Nebulae Named After Land Animals

December 1, 2017 James Miller 0

Nebulae are vast regions of interstellar dust and ionized gases which form stars due to a process called gravitational accretion. This whole turbulent and complex process results in unusual and exotic gas shapes being formed, […]