What Is a Nebula?

The Orion Nebula

Its name came from a Latin word meaning mist, fog, or a cloud, but a nebula isn’t just a cloud but an enormous cloud of dust and gas in space between stars that sometimes acts as a nursery for new stars. Some nebulae (plural of nebula) are from gas and dust thrown … Read more

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors: How to Tell the Difference

a meteor on fire

The Milky Way galaxy and the entire Universe have billions and trillions of celestial objects, some are identified, and some are yet unknown to humans. With the help of Science and the love of astronomical studies of some researchers and scientists, we have unfolded the existing objects millions of light-years away in … Read more

Messier 82: The “Cigar Galaxy”

the magnificent starburst galaxy, Messier 82

While a famed French astronomer Charles Messier was hunting for celestial objects during the 18th century, he noticed several “nebulous objects” while surveying the night sky. He decided to catalog those commonly mistaken objects as comets so others would not make the same mistake. The resulting list, known as Messier Catalog, now … Read more

The Existence of Alien Planets

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When you came across an “alien planet” on reading material, the first thing that would probably come into your mind is a literal world full of aliens or an alien habitat. However, the “alien planet” is not what you think it is. Alien planets or exoplanets that are excluded from the solar … Read more

What is a Whirlpool Galaxy?

Whirlpool galaxy

On October 13, 1773, while Charles Messier was hunting for celestial objects, he found this spiral galaxy full of beauty with its graceful and winding arms appearing like a grand spiral staircase sweeping through space. It was called M51 or known as Whirlpool galaxy. Its arms are actually stars and gas laced … Read more

What You Need to Know About Comets and Asteroids

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At the beginning of our solar system’s creation, a massive billowing cloud of dust and gas circled around the Sun, and dust particles collided with each other and formed into a rock until they ultimately reached the size of a boulder. This process formed the planets of our solar system and tens … Read more

Large and Small Magellanic Clouds

ALMA antennae in red light, onthe background are the southern Milky Way

Large Magellanic Cloud Named after the explorer, and Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, whose crew discovered these companion galaxies to the Milky Way during the first voyage worldwide (1519–22). It is called the Large Magellanic Cloud or LMC for short. It is not a cloud but a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way … Read more

Learn About the Milky Way Galaxy

Milky Way Galaxy filled with stars

With over 200 billion galaxies in the whole Universe, the Milky Way is the most famous of all galaxies as it comprises our Solar System. It is the most significant to humans and all living organisms as it is the home sweet home. Let’s take a look at the Milky Way. How … Read more

Fascinating Things That Can Be Found in the Moon

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The Earth’s Moon is probably one of the biggest and brightest celestial objects that our naked eye can see. The bright and round Moon itself could already capture everyone’s attention, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Our Moon consists of many things like mountains, craters, seas of lava, … Read more

Celestial Bodies Visible With High-Power Binoculars

a binocular

Joel is very excited to try his newly bought high-powered Gysker 12×42 binoculars for his astronomical adventure. He is with his best friend Dave in Natural Bridges National Monument.  Thanks to inventors of new technological devices that help our understanding and enjoyment of the things that mere naked eyes cannot see. Binoculars … Read more