What are Double Stars?

a portion of the moon’s image, night sky with stars, with two brightest stars, and the image of mountains

Stargazing is perhaps one of the most loved recreational activities among the lovers of the heavenly bodies. Who does not like and amazed by their magnificence anyway? The moon, star clusters, the vast universe, shooting stars, and the serene and calming night sky. It may be overwhelming to some beginners in the field … Read more

The Orion Nebula

stars, galaxy, milky way, nebula, emission nebula, Orion constellation

The Orion Nebula, also known as Messier 42 or M 42, is a bright emission nebula about 1,350 light-years away from Earth and more than 10 light-years across. It’s a nursery of star formation and contains hundreds of O-type young stars. These young stars are clustered about the Trapezium, a nexus of … Read more

Messier 81 Galaxy

the Messier 81 spiral galaxy with a huge nucleus

Located 12 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major, Messier 81 is one of the brightest galaxies in the night sky. Messier 81 was discovered along with the nearby Cigar Galaxy (Messier 82) by the German astronomer Johann Elert Bode on December 31, 1774. It has an apparent magnitude of … Read more

Triangulum Galaxy (Messier 33)

a clearer image of Triangulum galaxy

The Triangulum galaxy is a spiral galaxy about 3 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. The galaxy cataloged as Messier 33, or NGC 598, belongs to the Local Group of galaxies, including our Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies. It is one of the smallest in the Local Group and … Read more

Andromeda: The Closet Spiral Galaxy

Andromeda galaxy with other neighboring galaxies

Several dozen minor galaxies lie closer to the Milky Way, but the Andromeda galaxy is the nearest large spiral galaxy to it. Also known as the M31, the Andromeda Galaxy is the brightest galaxy you can see from northerly latitudes. At 2.5 million light-years, this is perhaps one of Earth’s most distant … Read more

Centaurus A Galaxy

A galaxy of stars

Have you heard this line: “look at the stars, look how they shine for you”? That line is from “Yellow,” a song written by Coldplay. Like what the song suggests, look at the stars. When the pandemic struck nations, it brought changes in our daily routines and how we see our planet. … Read more