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10 Awesome Astronomy Gifts for Kids

If you’re looking for some good astronomy gifts for kids, then there are a ton of different options out there to choose from. And when your kid is super interested in outer space and celestial objects, a space-related present can make for a great gift. However, there are some many different choices out there that … Read more

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The 26 Best Places to See Stars in the World

There are many different places all around our planet that make for the perfect place to do some serious stargazing. A few different factors make some locations far better places to see stars than others, including low light pollution and unobstructed views. However, it can be difficult to know exactly where to go, as even … Read more

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What does tidally locked mean? | Explained

If you’re curious about what it means to be tidally locked, then you’re in the right place. Being tidally locked is an inevitability for many moons in our solar system, although some have managed to escape it. Let’s learn what it means to be tidally locked. What does Tidally Locked mean? Tidally locked means that … Read more

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Ursa Major Constellation (The Great Bear)

Probably the best known constellation in the sky, Ursa Major has been written about for thousands of years. You’ve likely heard of this constellation referred to as the Great Bear, and if not, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Big Dipper, which is made up of seven of the starts of Ursa Major. It is often … Read more

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5 Easy Constellations for Kids to Spot

If you’re looking for easy constellations to find, then it can be difficult to know where to start. When you’re just getting started in astronomy, you need to know which constellations to look out for. However, fortunately some constellations are easier to find that others. You’ll want to find the right time of year to … Read more

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Twilight vs Dusk – What is the Difference?

Many people get confused between the difference between twilight and dusk. Whilst they’re around the same period of time as each other, we generally refer to them as different periods of time when the Sun is falling below our horizon. But how do you differentiate them from each other? Well, that’s what we’ll be defining; … Read more

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What time is considered to be “dusk”?

Many people out there get confused about what dusk actually is. There are a lot of different terms that are thrown around like dusk, dawn, twilight and many more. It can be difficult to truly know what the difference between them is. So, I’m going to quickly explain to you what time we actually consider … Read more

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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 it a reality? As you know, we have actually been to the moon several times in the past, but we … Read more

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Where does the sun rise first? (in the world)

If you’re trying to figure out where in the world the Sun rises first, then you’re not along. Many people each year wonder where exactly the Sun rises first in the world, and where it sets last too. So, let’s have a look at which country and region is blessed with the first glimpse of … Read more

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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. Because of our close proximity to the Moon, we have actually been able to go there and visit – this … Read more

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 is because they made up primarily of a rocky interior and an iron core in the middle. However, the planets … Read more

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10 Trans Neptunian Object Facts | Learn about TNO’s

If you’re looking to learn a little more about Trans Neptunian Objects, then you’re in the right place. These objects are located far away from our planet, and in fact, only one spacecraft has ever been launched with the intent to find a little more out about them. And actually, some of the more common … Read more

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11 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 one that might be similar to Earth, and having the possibility to sustain life. And the truth is that there … Read more

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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, so you can often see them in the night sky without a telescope. But what exactly are Wolf Rayet stars, … Read more

20 Universe Facts You Should Know in 2021

When you’re trying to learn about the Universe, you need to keep an open mind. Some of the facts and things we know today about the universe are quite mind blowing, but thankfully in the recent years we know much more about it than we did 30, 50 or even 100 years ago. I mean, … Read more

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19 Star Facts | Stellar Classifications Explained & More!

If you’re looking to learn some more about stars, then you’re in luck. The stars in our sky are often misunderstood by humans, as many people think that they’re in the same solar system as our planet, Sun and the Moon. Well, they’re not, except one giant star that happens to be the center of … Read more