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Can we live on the moon?

A common question asked by those interested in astronomy is whether humans can live on the moon. Although theoretically it might be possible to live there, how easy would it be for us to make

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Is the Moon a Star, a Planet or a Satellite?

If you’re looking up into the night sky, then you’re going to see thousands of stars spread across the landscape. Amongst them is the moon, which is the brightest objects in our sky at nighttime.

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Scutum Constellation

Scutum is one of the faintest constellations, so it’s not easy to get a good view of it. It is also relatively small too, which makes it even more difficult to see it in the

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Tucana Constellation | The Toucan

The Tucana constellation is one of the best to see if you’re located in the Southern hemisphere. It’s part of a group of constellations known as the “Southern birds”, along with Pavo, Phoenix and Grus.

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Serpens Constellation | Facts About The Serpent

Serpens is one of the larger constellations, and it’s definitely one of the most interesting too. It is the only constellation that is essentially split into two parts; Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda. Let’s take

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Triangulum Constellation | The Triangle

Triangulum, as you’d probably expect, takes it’s name from the Latin for Triangle. It contains several galaxies, with the brightest being the Triangulum galaxy. Although we don’t have any writings of Triangulum until Ptolemy in

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Vulpecula Constellation | The Fox

The Vulpecula constellation makes up one of the 19 constellations that belong to the Hercules family. If you’re looking to start with astronomy, it can be a good place to start because it has the

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Volans Constellation | The Flying Fish

The Volans Constellation is known as being one of the smaller constellations, but this doesn’t mean that the flying fish should be ignored. It borders some other awesome constellations, including Dorado the Dolphin, which makes

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Virgo Constellation | The Virgin

The Virgo constellation is one of the most well known groups of stars due to it’s Zodiac family. It’s one of the largest constellations overall, and it’s a great place for beginners to start because

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Vela Constellation | The Ships Sail

For those looking to learn about the Vela constellation, then you’re definitely in the right place. The famous Sail constellation is bordered by several other constellations, and it actually was only part of a constellation