Mars 2020 Missions

2020 was a big year for Mars Missions as Earth and Mars are in good positions relative to each other for landing on Mars. There were 4 Mars planned missions–3 rovers, 2 orbiters, and 1 lander to launch…

Messier 42 Orion Nebula

Messier 42 Orion Nebula

Messier 42 (M42), the famous Orion Nebula, is an emission-reflection nebula located in the constellation Orion, the Hunter. The Orion Nebula is one of the most scrutinized and photographed objects in the night sky, and…

2023 Annular Solar Eclipse Eye

2023 Annular Solar Eclipse Camping Options

In this article, we will be looking at several different camping organizations to make sure that one can know how early and the rules for camping at each location for the 2023 annular solar eclipse….

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The Supermoon Of May 25th

Every year, there seem to be several supermoon that are visible in the sky! 2021 has 2 supermoons, which are in April and May, but the May event is special for several reasons! This Supermoon…

Messier 41

Messier 41

Messier 41 (M41) is a bright open star cluster located in Canis Major constellation. It lies near Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. Messier 41 occupies an area of 38 arc minutes in apparent…

Messier 40

Messier 40

Messier 40, M40, also known as Winnecke 4, is a double star located in the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear. It is one of the few Messier objects that are not deep sky objects, but…


Venus: Scientific Missions

The table below shows the number of launches of spacecraft that were destined for Venus. There have been many that have passed by and observed Venus as part of their closest passes on the way…

2017 Solar Eclipse Solar Eclipse Planning

Crazy Eclipse Beliefs Throughout History

Throughout history, there have been some crazy beliefs surrounding an eclipse, whether be solar or lunar. Many beliefs have the sun and moon represent animals, while other traditions represent these eclipses as fighting between the…

Messier 39

Messier 39

Messier 39 (M39) is a large open cluster located in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. The cluster’s apparent size is 32 arc minutes, making it larger than the full Moon, which means that M39 is…