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Sagitta Constellation

Sagitta is one of the smallest constellations in our night sky, and is also quite dim too. However, although it is small, it is very distinctive and a true representation of the object it’s meant

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Sculptor Constellation

Another one of the constellations discovered by Frenchman Nicolas Lacaille, Sculptor is one of the Southern constellations worth looking for if you’re in the Southern hemisphere. It has many stars in it, but they are

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Scorpius Constellation

If you’re looking at the Zodiac constellations, then one of the most visible in our night sky is Scorpius. Although it’s not visible throughout the entire year, when it is visible it is easily seen

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Sagittarius Constellation

If you’re learning about constellations, then one that you’ve likely already heard of is Sagittarius. This archer constellation has many different stars in it, which make it one of the larger of the 88 constellations.

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10 Exoplanet Facts for Fun Learning

Whilst the name sounds quite mysterious and complex, an exoplanet is simply a planet that exists outside of our solar system. There are many of them out there, leading us to wonder whether there’s another

Could we live on Neptune?

In recent years, astronomers have considered the possibility of humans moving to another planet more seriously. We can easily see this from the amount of private companies out there like SpaceX, which is trying to

Is Neptune a Gas Giant?

When we’re talking about planets, we tend to group them into different categories based on their composition. The four planets closest to the Sun; Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, are known as terrestrial planets. This

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5 Easy Constellations for Kids to Spot

When you’re just getting started in astronomy, it can be difficult to know which constellations to look out for. There are some many of them up in the sky, it can be really difficult to

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Orion Constellation

Orion is a fantastic place to start when you’re looking into the night sky, as it is a larger constellation that contains some of the brightest stars in our night sky. So, let’s have a

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Gemini Constellation

When you get started with your astronomy career, one of the first constellations that we learn about is Gemini. It is easily identified, and it closely resembles what it’s meant to – two twin brothers

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Ursa Minor Constellation

When we’re talking about constellations in the night sky, the conversation soon turns to the Great Bear and it’s smaller companion the Little Bear, better known as Ursa Minor. Now, Ursa Minor has had many

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8 Interesting Wolf Rayet Star Facts

Wolf Rayet Stars are very interesting for astronomers, as they represent some of the rarest stars within our night sky. They represent some of the hottest stars in our universe, and are highly luminous too,

Will Mercury crash into the Sun one day?

A common question amongst astronomers is the long term fate amongst some of our planets. Of course, our greatest concern is for our planet Earth, as there are those that say our planet will meet

Is Mercury the hottest or coldest planet?

If you’re just starting to learn about the planets, then one of the most interesting to learn about is definitely Mercury. It is the smallest of the 8 planets that orbit around the Sun in

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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.