Want to know the facts about constellations like the Big Dipper? What is a constellation anyway? Learn all about general Astronomy here with articles about stars, galaxies, exoplanets, comets, meteor showers, celestial events like the winter solstice and and autumnal equinox among many other interesting topics.
There are more galaxies in the Universe than there are stars in our Milky Way. And, they come in all shapes and sizes. What do you know about the billions of galaxies in the Universe?
There is violence in the Milky Way. Stars are exploding. They are consuming each other. They are having tugs of war with each other’s mass. Images of this violence not only are beautiful and exciting, they are interesting astronomically.
Wrap up warm, grab your binoculars and focus on two of the most spectacular open clusters in the winter sky: the Hyades and the Pleiades.
Want to learn about black holes? This is a collection of articles to help you to understand the formation and structure of black holes, and the theories that describe them.
The Universe is incredibly large. Vast empty stretches of space are dotted with a wide array of galaxies – huge cities of stars, each containing hundreds of billions of suns. Take a look at some of the most visually striking and profound galactic images.
Clouds of ionized hydrogen are commonly found in spiral and irregular galaxies. These fascinating regions in space consist of thousands of stars. Find out what they are, how they are formed and what their eventual fate is.
Astronomy in Ancient Mesopotamia was as much a mixture of religion and astrology as it was a science, but its methods had a significant influence on later Western astronomers.
On August 5, Juno began a five year flight to Jupiter. On arrival, it will spend a year making measurements of the gas giant’s magnetic, gravity and radiation fields. It will measure the water in the atmosphere and other atmospheric components. The goal—is our theory of planet formation correct?
You could be forgiven for thinking that the 1st Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed (1675-1719), was the first professional astronomer. In fact 160 years had to pass before the world’s first truly professional star gazer appeared on the scene.
Titania is one of the largest and most distant moons of our Solar System. Its existence arouses mystery and wonder since no specific mission has ever studied this beautiful and largest moon of Uranus and very little is known about it.