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Star Birth and Death

Star Birth Star birth is, as the physicist Heinz R. Pagels (1939–1988) wrote in 1985, a “veiled and secret event.” Today, it’s well known that star formation takes place deep […]

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Active Galaxies

An active galactic nucleus (AGN) is a compact region at the center of a galaxy that has a much-higher-than-normal luminosity over at least some portion of the electromagnetic spectrum with […]

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Astronomical Breakthroughs

The first scientifically minded celestial observers included people such as Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543), Johannes Kepler, and Galileo Galilei, who began looking at the sky through telescopes they built. Galileo’s view […]

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Are “They” Out There?

These days, the possibility of finding life “out there” is an integral part of astronomy. The exploration of mars has been spurred in large part by  the search for life […]

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The Big Bang

Ever heard of the Big Bang? No, not the TV show. The beginning of the Universe as we know it.  The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model explaining […]

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The Stunning Galaxies

A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter.The word galaxy is derived from the Greek galaxias , literally “milky”, a reference […]

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Astronomical Terms

Astronomy is the branch of science dealing with the study of celestial objects. It requires various scientific terminologies. Here are a few important ones:  Asterism: Any pattern of stars recognizable […]

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15 Mind Blowing Paradoxes

A paradox is a logically self-contradictory statement or a statement that runs contrary to one’s expectation. It is a statement that, despite apparently valid reasoning from true premises, leads to […]

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Top 10 Largest Constellations

A constellation is an area on the celestial sphere in which a group of visible stars forms a perceived outline or pattern, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, […]

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Asteroids- The Floating Rocks

Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. The current known asteroid count is: 1,100,048. Most […]

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Neptune-The Coldest Planet

Neptune is the eighth and farthest-known Solar planet from the Sun. In the Solar System, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter, the third-most-massive planet, and the densest giant planet. […]

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Pluto-The King of Kuiper Belt

Pluto is the ninth-largest and tenth-most-massive known object directly orbiting the Sun. It is the largest known trans-Neptunian object by volume but is less massive than Eris. Pluto is a […]

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