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The Great Attractor: What It Is?

August 30, 2015 |

About a hundred thousand galaxies, including ours, are being sucked toward a region of space that we can’t see and we don’t know why. Astronomers call it a gravity anomaly or the Great Attractor. Read More

Mystery Of Largest Structure In The Universe Solved

April 21, 2015 | 1

In 2004, NASA’ mission WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe) detected a supermassive void (largest structure ever observed in the universe) — a cold area of the sky that stretched on the map of radiation left over from the Big Bang — a strange feature named by astronomers the Cold Spot. Read More

Don’t Miss the First Meteor Shower of 2015

January 2, 2015 |

The Year 2015 will be an exciting year for stargazers. Also, the astronomy calendar containing dates for most notable celestial events happening in 2015, including moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, oppositions, conjunctions and other interesting events could help enthusiasts know when they will occur. Read More

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Top 5 Questions About the Cosmos That Still Baffle Astronomers Today

September 15, 2014 |

The universe has been around for roughly 13.7 billion years, but it still holds many mysteries that continue to perplex astronomers to this day. The journal Science summarized some of the most bewildering questions being asked by leading astronomers today. In no particular order, here are 5 of the most enduring mysteries in astronomy. Read More

Astronomy Calendar for September 2014

September 7, 2014 |

This month will be rather uneventful when it comes to astronomical events except for the September equinox on the 23rd at 02:29 UTC. Read More

Archaeologists Discover A Stone Altar With Astronomical Symbols Dating Back 3,500-4,000 Years

July 24, 2014 | 3

The archaeological complex of Licurnique, located four hours from Olmos district in Peru’s northern region of Lambayeque, reveals evidence of an astronomical laboratory from the formative stage. Read More

Top 5 First Discoveries In Astronomy (Along the History)

July 18, 2014 |

Astronomy is probably the oldest science. Ancient civilizations around the world gazed up at the sky and the stars, but it wasn’t until the scientific enlightenment of the 17th century that astronomers were able to get a handle on how things actually worked up there. These new discoveries would eventually lead to the rich, fascinating picture of the universe we have today. Here are a few significant milestones that had to be reached along the way. Read More

Astronomy Events June 2014

June 6, 2014 |

So much of the year has passed already and we would be genuinely depressed at the lack of viewing opportunities we’ve had this year, if we weren’t so sickeningly optimistic. Read More

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