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Pleiades

The Pleiades can be defined as a star cluster that is about 400 light years away from Earth. It is located near the constellations of Orion and Taurus in the...

Pleiades

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Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula is categorized as a supernova remnant. It is believed to be created after the explosion of a large star while it was at the end of its lifespan. This...

Crab Nebula

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Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is opposite the Sun, the earth is in between and casts its shadow on the

Lunar Eclipse

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Sunspots – Our Solar System

A sunspot can be defined as a dark and irregularly shape on the surface of the Sun. The temperature of these spots is usually lower than the surrounding photosphere. The photosphere has a temperature of 5,800 degrees, Kelvin and Sunspots have...

Sunspots – Our Solar System

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Virgo Cluster

A Virgo Cluster is a large group made up of several galaxies. At an approximate distance of 5 x 107 light years, it is the closest cluster. It includes about 2,000 galaxies and most of them are dwarf galaxies. It is also known as the Virgo-Coma Cluster. It is located in the center of...

Virgo Cluster

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Whirlpool Galaxy

A Whirlpool Galaxy is one of the many close galaxy neighbors to the Milky Way. It was first discovered by Charles Messier in 1773. This spiral galaxy has a diameter of around 60,000 light years. It is located about 23 million light years...

Whirlpool Galaxy

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Milky Way

The Milky Way Galaxy is an immense place measuring approximately 120,000 – 180,000 light years in diameter. It is the home galaxy of humanity in the universe. It is a typical barred spiral, not very much different from other galaxies. Our galaxy is estimated to be approximately 13.6 billion...

Milky Way

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Nebula

Nebula can be defined as interstellar clouds that are made not of water vapors but of plasma, hydrogen, helium and dust. They are...

Nebula

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White Hole

A white hole can be described as a theoretical time reversal of a black hole. It is a hypothetical celestial body that emits energy. While a black hole...

White Hole

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What Makes Stars Shine

Have you ever wondered while looking up into the night sky, what makes stars shine? All these beautiful bright stars are hot balls of gases or glowing plasma. They are held...

What Makes Stars Shine

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Outer Space

The famous astronomer Galileo Galilei was the first astronomer to look into the outer space. He used his telescope for this around 400 years ago. Space is vast and beautiful and has a lot to wonder about with new...

Outer Space

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Supernovas

A supernova can be defined as a stellar explosion. It occurs when a star reached the end of its life and explodes. It radiates a huge amount of energy and light. For a short period of time, this light can outshine the entire...

Supernovas

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Oort Cloud Facts

The Oort cloud is a spherical cloud of icy objects. It is also known as the Opik-Oort Cloud. It surrounds the sun at approximately 50,000 AU. This extended shell exists in the outermost reaches of the solar system. It is...

Oort Cloud Facts

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Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy is the closest largest galaxy to the Milky Way. This galaxy is named after the constellation of Andromeda. It is also known as Messier 31 or M31. This...

Andromeda Galaxy

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Hydra Constellation

Hydra Constellation is the largest and the longest in the night sky. It occupies an area of 1303 square degrees in the night sky. It lies in the second quadrant of the Southern Hemisphere. The term Hydra means ‘the water...

Hydra Constellation

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Star Constellations

A star constellation can be defined as a group of visible stars that form a pattern when viewed from Earth. This pattern can be in any shape. These patterns...

Star Constellations

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Planisphere Facts

A Planisphere can be defined as an astronomical instrument which is used to display the location of stars. The term Planisphere has been derived from the Latin word planisphaerium. This instrument is mostly used by star gazers to...

Planisphere Facts

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Celestial Sphere

Celestial Sphere is an imaginary sphere of infinite radius with the earth at its center and poles aligned with the earth’s poles and equator with earth’s equator. This sphere is used in spherical astronomy to describe...

Celestial Sphere

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Cancer Constellation Facts 

A constellation can be defined as a group of stars. These stars are arranged in a specific pattern. There are a total of 88 known constellations and out of which 12 are the zodiac constellation. The Cancer Constellation is one...

Cancer Constellation Facts 

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The Asteroid Belt

The asteroid belt is located between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. In this...

The Asteroid Belt

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Space Shuttles

A space shuttle is somewhat similar to a rocket and an airplane. It takes off like a rocket vertically but lands like an airplane on a runway. NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration) has been using space shuttles since 1981...

Space Shuttles

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Rosetta and Philae Mission for kids

Orbiting the Sun, comets are small balls of ice and dust with a tail of gas. They appear and disappear in regular cycles. Since the dawn of civilization, these small celestial bodies have been looked at by mankind in awe and fear....

Rosetta and Philae Mission for kids

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Space missions to Mars

In this list are all space missions sent to Mars by different agencies and countries. The order of the list is chronological.

Space missions to Mars

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Future Manned Missions to Mars

Why would anyone want to live on Mars? Presently Mars does not seem to be a very attractive place. The reason is not far to seek. The Red Planet, as Mars is called,...

Future Manned Missions to Mars

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