Facebook: What Is Your Favorite Constellation and Why?

Facebook: What Is Your Favorite Constellation and Why?

What Is Your Favorite Constellation and Why? Welcome back and thanks for checking out the second Facebook Fan question in our new series: Astronomy Q&A – powered by the greatest Facebook Fans in the Universe! If you’re interested in participating in future questions, Like our Facebook Page and stay tuned for more Astronomy Q&A sessions. I posed a question to the Fans of my Facebook page Astronomy is Awesome and got an unbelievable response and LOVED reading
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4 Cool Facts About the Hourglass Nebula

4 Cool Facts about the Hourglass Nebula The Hourglass has such a unique, interesting and mostly just plain out cool structure which resembles that of an hourglass (as seen from the upper view) that we feel it’s worthy of a deeper look. These 4 cool facts about the Hourglass Nebula should help to provide more detail into what makes it exciting, outside of just its stunning shape. The Hourglass Nebula happens to be the most
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4 Cool Facts About the Crab Nebula

4 Cool Facts About the Crab Nebula The Crab Nebula was created from a supernova explosion which was witnessed in 1054, one of the largest of history. At that time it was the brightest object in the night sky even more than Venus and was visible even in the daytime for almost 23 days. As a result, Crab Pulsar which is only the size of a small city, was the first neutron star to be
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4 Cool Facts About the Cat’s Eye Nebula

Cat’s Eye Nebula This is a fascinating astronomical object found in the Draco constellation. This nebula is surprisingly gaseous and not of the typical stellar state. This nebula is the focus of extensive research and studies by Scientists, Astronomers and even Astrophysicists. As they study the radio waves and wavelengths, every part of the Cat’s Eye Nebula has been studied thoroughly through the Hubble Space Telescope. The Cat’s Eye Nebula was discovered by William Herschel
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4 Cool Facts About the Carina Nebula

4 Cool Facts About the Carina Nebula

4 Cool Facts About the Carina Nebula Our universe is a fascinating place, with every other mystery unfolding before our eyes, there are many more to come. The Carina Nebula is one of the many fascinating and astounding discoveries of nature; it is a star-forming region in the Sagittarian wing of the Milky Way. It is approximately 7,500 light years from Earth. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has so far discovered nearly 14,000 stars in the
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13 Purple Nebula Images

tl;dr: People love images of nebula or nebulae and can’t seem to get enough of it. So much so, that I’ve created a second site completely dedicated to imagery of nebulae; NebulaImages.com. Alright, so this post is by popular demand, my first post featuring 20 Blue Nebula Images was surprisingly so successful that I’ve been asked many times to do a follow-up. I think this will likely turn into a series, but for now, here is the sequel
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The 7 Most Beautiful Constellations

tl;dr: check out our The 7 Most Stunning Constellations Infographic. Humans started exploring the heavens above when we began mapping the night’s sky. This started with primitive recordings of bright lights, eventually turning into shapes and objects, which later became known as constellations. These collection of stars have helped humans navigate, determine dates and seasons, and much more. Constellations are composed of a collection bright stars which appear close to one other in the sky, but in reality
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20 Blue Nebula Images

tl;dr: Nebulae kick ass, bla bla bla. I know you’re just here for the pictures, so scroll down for an image collection of the 20 Blue Nebula Images that will blow your mind to the ends of space and back. If you’re like me, you have a mild to overwhelming obsession with nebulae. As someone who appreciates art, beauty and the science of Astronomy; how could you not? Nebulae are massive collections of interstellar dust and gases, mostly
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The 5 Most Beautiful Nebulae

tl;dr: check out our 5 Beautiful Nebulae Infographic. When you look at the sky, there’s a gazillion things that will take your breath away. And that beauty stretches well beyond the sky we’re able to observe with the naked eye, or even an everyday telescope.. There are so many more things our eyes can’t see which would simply blow us away if we could catch even a glimpse of them. The most beautiful of these are clouds
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10 Weird and Wonderful Galaxies

tl;dr: check out our 10 Galaxies and Weird Facts Infographic. No one would deny that Galaxies are one of the most stunning objects in all of the Universe. But did you know, they can be weird and also wonderful, even at the same time? The classical definition of a galaxy states that “…a galaxy is a collection of stars and planets that are held together by gravity,” additionally, “…in a galaxy, the celestial bodies rotate around
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