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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 Galaxies and Weird Facts

  For more information on Galaxies, check out our article: 10 Weird and Wonderful Galaxies. 10 Galaxies and Weird Facts The Universe is an amazing place, full of wonder and mystery. To think, our understanding of the Universe wouldn’t even register on a scale is crazy to imagine. As numerous scientists, mathematicians, physicists, astronomers and more work to increase and broaden our grasp of the Universe, we start small and work our way out. Galaxies are
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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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Andromeda Galaxy and Star Birth

In a recent study, Astronomers took over 8,000 images of 2,753 star clusters, covering 61,600 light years across and containing 117,000,000 stars in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). Needless to say, it was a pretty big picture. The width of the picture spanned across 362,123,322,988,110,236 miles. However, that’s not an entirely comprehensive picture of the Andromeda Galaxy. It’s pretty darn impressive though, but the Andromeda Galaxy is 220,000 light years across, so this sample is only a little more than
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Markarian 231: A Tale of Two Black Holes

In 1969, the Markarian 231 Galaxy was discovered while researchers at NASA were looking for galaxies in the Ursa Major constellation that emitted strong ultraviolet radiation. Markarian 231 is found about 600 million light years from Earth. To put that into perspective, 600 million light years is equal to just about: 3,527,175,223,910,164,638,511 miles. Right down the road… So What Makes Markarian 231 so Special? In an edition of The Astrophysical Journal published August 14, 2015, it was
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Life Cycle of a Massive Star

Stars are easily one of the most exciting things in all of space, possibly only second to one of the most intriguing and exciting phenomena in all of Astronomy; black holes! As we’ve been reviewing in this series about the life cycle of stars, no matter their size, shape, location or astronomical genetics; they have very similar lives. It’s their deaths that differentiate them from one another. In the life cycle of average stars (ones roughly the same size as
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Life Cycle of a Big Star

Stars are such a beautiful and amazing part of the Universe. Who doesn’t look up into the night’s sky and wonder about these little specks of light shining in the dark voids of space? Since the dawn of man, we’ve been observing, recording, plotting and exploring the stars and wonders in the sky.     Stars are such an important part of the Universe, stars of all sizes; small, average, big and even massive stars. If
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Life Cycle of an Average Star

The life cycle of an average star, or any star for that matter, is such an exciting and mysterious thing – it can’t help but invoke curiosity and wonder. For an average human, life begins, takes place and ends over the course of 80 to 100 years, if you’re lucky. For our brains, that’s completely comprehensible, but as you think about objects with longer life spans, it can become difficult to put into perspective. For an
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What’s the Closest Galaxy to Us

Here in the Milky Way Galaxy, we take up our fair share of the space in the Universe. But, what’s the closest galaxy to us here in the Milky Way? What’s the Closest Galaxy to Us? Our next door neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy! The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is a spiral galaxy and the most massive galaxy in our Local Group of galaxies. Our Local Group of galaxies is made up of roughly 46 galaxies, most of which
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