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Messier 17 Omega Nebula

Messier 17 Omega Nebula

Messier 17 is the star-forming nebula that is more famously known by its nicknames as the Omega Nebula, Swan Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, or Horseshoe Nebula. Located in the Sagittarius constellation, M17 is a very beautiful nebula…



Sky Quality Meter

Sky Quality Meter

A sky quality meter, abbreviated as SQM, is an instrument used to measure the luminance of the night sky. In the case of astronomy, the It is used, typically by amateur astronomers, to quantify the…


French Space Program

55th Anniversary Of France’s First Satellite

On November 26th, 1965, the French Space Program, today known as CNES, launch its first satellite, named Asterix 1 from Hammaguir, Algeria. By launching Asterix 1, France became the third nation in history to launch…


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Top 5 Exoplanet Detection Mechanisms

In a previous article, we discussed the different ways that scientists could utilize to detect and discover new exoplanets. In this article, we are going to discuss which are the Top 5 Exoplanet Detection Mechanisms!…


Messier 16 Eagle Nebula

Messier 16 Eagle Nebula

Messier 16 the famous Eagle Nebula, is a star-forming nebula with a young open star cluster located in Serpens. Messier 16 is maybe most famous for the Hubble photo showing the Pillars Of Creation, which lies…


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Blue Moon Future Dates

After learning about what a Blue Moon is, a common question is regarding when future blue moons would be visible. There are different types, with the seasonal and calendar blue moons, which differ based upon…


Blue Moon

Blue Moons: What Are They?

Blue moons are an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year: either the third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar. The phrase in modern…


Celestial Sphere

Celestial Sphere

In astronomy and navigation, the celestial sphere is an abstract sphere that has an arbitrarily large radius and is concentric to Earth. All objects in the sky can be conceived as being projected upon the…


Messier 15 Great Pegasus Cluster

Messier 15 Great Pegasus Cluster

With over 100,000 stars and an age of 12 billion years old, Messier 15 the Great Pegasus Cluster is a magnificent sight to see. This globular cluster is one of the densest ever discovered, with…