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Interesting Facts The Moon

April 28, 2014 | 1

The Moon (or Luna) is the Earth’s only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago around some 30–50 million years after the formation of the solar system. Read More

Solar System’s Tallest Mountain

April 28, 2014 |

While looking up information about the recently discovered Tamu Massif in the Pacific Ocean, I was surprised to learn that Olympus Mons is not the tallest Mountain in the solar system. I was even more surprised to learn that the mountain was not even located on a planet. Read More

In A Few Days, The Tail Of Halley Comet Will “Hit” The Earth. What Will We See In The Sky

April 27, 2014 |

The Eta Aquarids can be a spectacular meteor shower. It peaks each year around early May and in the case of this year’s shower, the peak is expected in the morning of May 6, but meteors from this shower can be seen between April 19 and May 28. Read More

Star Cycle: From Birth To Death

April 25, 2014 | 1

The life cycle of a star begins in a nebula and ends in a black hole. The lifespan of a star depends on its mass. The more massive it is, the shorter it lives. This ‘long’ and ‘short’ however, is in millions and billions of years! Now you know how long the life cycle of a star is! Read More

Space Facts Venus

April 24, 2014 |

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and is the second brightest object in the night sky after the Moon. Named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus is the second largest terrestrial planet and is sometimes referred to as the Earth’s sister planet due the their similar size and mass. The surface of the planet is obscured by an opaque layer of clouds made up of sulfuric acid. Read More

How Binary Stars Form ?

April 24, 2014 |

Using the new capabilities of the upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), scientists have discovered previously-unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars. The discovery gives strong support for one of the competing explanations for how double-star systems form. Read More

Space Facts Mercury

April 23, 2014 | 2

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it is not easily seen except during twilight. For every two orbits of the Sun, Mercury completes three rotations about its axis and up until 1965 it was thought that the same side of Mercury constantly faced the Sun. Read More

Top 5 Cool Facts About Space

April 22, 2014 |

There is still so little known about outer space by modern science, but of that little we do know, there are some extraordinarily amazing things. This is a list of the top 5 cool facts about Space. Read More

Space Facts The Sun

April 21, 2014 | 2

The Sun or Sol, is the star at the centre of our solar system and is responsible for the Earth’s climate and weather. The Sun is an almost perfect sphere with a difference of just 10km in diameter between the poles and the equator. The average radius of the Sun is 695,508 km (109.2 x that of the Earth) of which 20–25% is the core Read More

Earth Without The Moon? What Could Happen!

April 18, 2014 | 1

There are many moons in the solar system, but none like ours, it exerts an extraordinary influence on Planet Earth, keeping our world in balance. But why is it so powerful? Read More

Top 5 Free Apps For Astronomy Fans

April 16, 2014 |

The recent blood moon had sky gazers flocking outside to see the beautiful lunar eclipse, and likely instilled a curiosity about the night sky in many. If you find yourself wanting to know more about stars, planets and other objects in our universe, all you need is a smartphone and one or two of the following free apps. Read More

5 Fantastic Photos Of Lunar Eclipses

April 16, 2014 |

A blood red moon has been seen throughout history as a sign of impending doom. However, they are simply the result of a lunar eclipse, or when the Earth is aligned between the moon and the sun. Be they white, grey, orange, or red, a lunar eclipse is a spectacular vision. Here are several outstanding images of lunar eclipses from Earth – and beyond. Read More

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