Mars

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 33 Triangulum Galaxy

Messier 33 Triangulum Galaxy

Messier 33, otherwise known as the Triangulum galaxy is located 2.7 million light-years away, and the 3rd-largest member of our Local Group, after the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies. Messier 33 is believed to be…


Messier 32

Messier 32

Messier 32, abbreviated as M32, also known as Le Gentil, is a dwarf elliptical galaxy located in Andromeda constellation. Messier 32 was named after Guillaume Le Gentil, the French astronomer who discovered it in 1749….


Mars 2020 Rocket Launch COVID-19 Rocket Launch Photography

How Humanity Can Get To Mars Faster

With the 3 Mars missions launched in 2020 about to land on the red planet and companies such as SpaceX looking to land human colonists on the red planet in the future, it is worth…


Uranus at Opposition

Planetary Opposition In 2021

Every year, 4 planets go into opposition, which is Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus. At this time of the year, it is the best time to view each astronomical object. The season during which the…



Messier 31 Andromeda Galaxy

Messier 31 Andromeda Galaxy

Messier 31, which is better known as the Andromeda Galaxy, is a large spiral galaxy located in the constellation Andromeda. The Andromeda Galaxy was named after the area of the sky that it occupies, the…


Messier 30

Messier 30

Messier 30 may originate from one of Milky Way’s satellite galaxies, as it moves in a retrograde orbit through the galaxy’s inner halo. It was created more than 13 billion years ago. Like many other…


Bortle Scale International Dark Sky Association Buying Land Light Pollution COVID

Best Visible Objects In Light Polluted Skies

As it has been nearly year of observing from home in COVID-19 quarantine, it would be a great idea to provide some information on some objects that one can view from home throughout the year….


Drones Drone

Drones: To Mars And Beyond?

After talking with Jake Robins from the WeMartians Podcast to discuss the Mars 2020 mission, the idea of drones on other planets really caught our imagination and attention. Therefore, we spoke to Cristian B. Meza,…


Messier 29

Messier 29

Messier 29 is relatively small, occupying an area of 7 arc minutes in the sky, or a quarter the size of the full Moon. However, without the dust of the Milky Way obscuring the cluster,…