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 […]

Star Magnitudes
FAQs

What are Star Magnitudes?

February 28, 2017 James Miller 0

In astronomy, the magnitude of a star refers to its measure of brightness, and while absolute magnitude relates to the star’s intrinsic brightness, apparent magnitude, on the other hand, is a way of measuring how […]

10 Interesting Facts About Our Sun
Astronomy Lists

10 Interesting Facts About Our Sun

October 26, 2015 James Miller 0

1) Classified As A Yellow Dwarf The Sun is classified as a G-type yellow dwarf (G2V), which is a little misleading as stars in this sequence can vary in color from yellow for cooler stars, […]

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