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Charon Facts

Charon is the innermost and the largest moon of all five moons of the dwarf planet Pluto. It was discovered in June 1978 by James Christy and Robert Harrington at the U.S. Naval Observatory. This moon is tidally locked with Pluto as it...

Charon Facts

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Makemake – Dwarf Planet

Makemake is the second furthest dwarf planet from the Sun and also the third largest dwarf in the solar system. It was discovered on March 31, 2005 by M.E....

Makemake – Dwarf Planet

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Ceres Facts

Ceres is a dwarf planet which is smallest in size with a diameter of 950 kilometers and closest to the Sun. It is located in the asteroid belt, between

Ceres Facts

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Sombrero Galaxy

The Sombrero Galaxy is an unusual looking barred spiral galaxy with a large central bulge. It means that at the central part of the galaxy is a structure that looks like a bar. This bar is made of stars. It has a bright...

Sombrero Galaxy

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Black Eye Galaxy

Black Eye Galaxy is a beautiful spiral galaxy located in the constellation Coma Berenices. It was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier in 1779. It is known by various other names including Sleeping Beauty Galaxy, Messier 64, M64, and NGC 4826 etc. It has an apparent magnitude of...

Black Eye Galaxy

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Triangulum Galaxy

Triangulum Galaxy is one of the closest galaxies to our earth. It is catalogued as M33 because it was first discovered by Charles Messier on August 25, 1764. It is trapped gravitationally with the 

Triangulum Galaxy

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Pluto Facts

Pluto is the second closest dwarf planet to the Sun and also the largest one. It was discovered on February 18, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory. It was once considered the ninth planet in the

Pluto Facts

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Haumea – Dwarf Planet

Haumea is the third closest dwarf planet to the Sun with a distance of 43 astronomical units. It was originally designated as 2003 EL61. On September 17th, 2008, it was classified as a 

Haumea – Dwarf Planet

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Solar Eclipse

A Solar Eclipse is a natural event. It takes place when the Moon passes in front of the Sun and casts a shadow across 

Solar Eclipse

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Comet Hale–Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp is the biggest and brightest comet that has come by Earth in the last hundred years. It has a very large nucleus with a diameter estimated to be 40 to 80 kilometers. This enormous nucleus size is one the...

Comet Hale–Bopp

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Hoag’s Object

Hoag’s Object is a ring galaxy discovered in 1950. This galaxy is named after Arthur Allen Hoag, the astronomer who discovered it. He first identified it as a planetary nebula but later came to a conclusion and called it a ring galaxy on the basis of its shape. There are approximately eight...

Hoag’s Object

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Phobos Facts

Phobos is one of the two moons of the planet Mars. It orbits only a few thousand miles above Mars’ surface which is closer than any other Moon in the

Phobos Facts

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Virgo Stellar Stream

The Virgo Stellar Stream is located in the constellation of Virgo. It is believed to be the remains of a dwarf spheroidal galaxy. This galaxy is in process of merging with the Milky Way. This stellar stream was discovered from photometric...

Virgo Stellar Stream

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Callisto

Callisto is the second largest moon of Jupiter and the third largest in the solar system. It is one of the four largest moons of...

Callisto

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Titan

Titan is the largest of planet Saturn’s moons. It is the second largest in the solar system with a diameter of 3,200 miles. It is the only moon in the solar system that has clouds and a dense atmosphere. It...

Titan

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Mimas – One of moons of Saturn

Mimas is one of the moons of planet Saturn. It is the smallest and innermost of all of them. It takes about 23 hours to complete its orbit around Saturn. A significant fraction of its surface is covered with a giant...

Mimas – One of moons of Saturn

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Sirius Star System

Sirius is a star system which is 8.6 light years away from Earth. One light-year is nearly 6 trillion miles. It consists of two stars, Sirius A is the main sequence star and Sirius B is a small white dwarf. Sirius B has a...

Sirius Star System

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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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Mercury Worksheet and Quiz

Mercury is the smallest of all the planets in solar system. It is also the closest planet to the Sun. It is named after the messenger of the Roman gods.

Mercury Worksheet and Quiz

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