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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…


Venus

Observation Of Venus

As one of the brightest objects in the sky, Venus has been a major fixture in human culture for as long as records have existed. It has been made sacred to gods of many cultures, and…


The History Of Reusable Rockets SpaceX

SpaceX Landing Rockets For 5 Years

April 8th, 2021 marks 5 years since SpaceX first landed their rockets, and to mark this event, we wanted to look back at how far the space industry has come. This won’t be a full…


Messier 38 Starfish Cluster

Messier 38 Starfish Cluster

Messier 38 (M38), also known as the Starfish Cluster, is an open star cluster located in the northern constellation Auriga. The best way to observe Messier 38 is in small or medium-sized telescopes at low…


Venus

Venus: A Brief Overview

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and our closest planetary neighbor. Similar in structure and size to Earth, Venus spins slowly in the opposite direction from most planets. Its thick atmosphere traps heat…


Conjunction conjunctions

Planetary Conjunctions Of 2021

As there are differing number of conjunctions between planets and a moon and two planets, we are splitting these types into 2 separate articles to make it easier to review. To learn more about what…


Messier 37

Messier 37

Messier 37 is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga Messier 37 is the brightest, richest and largest of the three open clusters in this constellation that were catalogued by Messier. Interestingly, Messier 37 lies in…



Messier 36 Pinwheel Cluster

Messier 36 Pinwheel Cluster

Messier 36, also known as the Pinwheel Cluster, is an open cluster located in the northern constellation Auriga, the Charioteer. Messier 36 is one of the most distant open clusters catalogued by Messier and about…