The History of Satellites

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Satellites are objects that orbit around a planet, a star, or any other celestial body. They may be natural or man-made. There are two different types of satellites: the natural satellite, like the moon, which orbits the Earth, and the planets in the solar system that orbit around the sun. The second … Read more

The Hottest and Coldest Planets in the Solar System

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The planets in our solar system are divided into two groups, the Terrestrial Planets (inner planets) which are the planets that are made of rocks, and then the Gas planets (outer planets) which are the Gas giants and the ice giants planets. They are categorized based on their composition, their structure, the … Read more

The Largest Constellations in the Night Sky

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Currently, there are 88 constellations scattered through the night sky in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Some of these, especially the greek ones, have been known since ancient times. Here’s a list of the largest constellations in the night sky. Hydra Hydra is the largest of all the constellations that take … Read more

Lunar Plains and Mountains Visible Through a Telescope

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Earth’s Moon is perhaps the most magnificent view up in the night sky. It’s one of the celestial bodies one can view with their naked eyes. The moon, though, looks even more spectacular when viewed up close using binoculars or a telescope. To start with, you could look for a lunar map that you … Read more

Mare: Seas of Lava on the Moon

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Mysteries about the Moon attract humans to explore more and to have a broader understanding of what life is there. From the Earth, we are always mesmerized and fascinated by its beauty. Even the observers during the 17th century curiously investigated and looked at it using earlier types of telescopes. They saw … Read more

Tadpole Galaxy and Hoag’s Object

Tadpole galaxy

Tadpole galaxy also known as UGC 10214 or Arp 188is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy located 420 million light-years from Earth toward the northern constellation Draco. Its most spectacular feature is a massive trail of bright blue star clusters approximately 280,000 light-years long, reflecting the essence of our dynamic, restless, and violent … Read more

The Science Behind Auroras

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“I want auroras and sad prose. I want to watch wisteria grows…” perhaps, artist Taylor Swift was also fascinated and mesmerized by the beauty and the colors of auroras that she even mentioned it and had thought of it when she composed the song “The Lakes.” But what exactly are auroras, and … Read more

The Moon and Its Shadows

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As seen in the naked eye, the moon is probably the biggest and the brightest celestial object in our sky during the night time. The moon is a round-shaped celestial object, and it is the only object that orbits around the Earth. It is among the 190+ natural satellites that orbit the different planets in … Read more

Hercules Globular Cluster

Messier 13 or the Hercules globular cluster

Hercules Globular Cluster is Messier 13 or designated NGC 6205, a globular cluster of several hundred thousand stars in the Hercules constellation. For many stargazers, M13 is the finest globular cluster in the northern half of the heavens. It is in a star pattern Keystone– an asymmetrical square in the constellation Hercules … Read more

The Crab Nebula

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A nebula is known to be a huge cloud that is made up of gas and dust that were formed in space. This dust and gas came from an eruption of a massive dying star, like the supernova. One great example of a nebula is the Crab Nebula. The Crab Nebula, also … Read more