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Messier 23

Messier 23

Messier 23 is a bright, large open star cluster located in the constellation Sagittarius. M23 has an estimated age of at least 220 million years, which makes it one of the older known open clusters in…


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Black Holes: An Introduction

Black holes are a region of spacetime that exhibits gravitational acceleration so strong that nothing, including light itself, can escape. The boundary of the black hole from which no light can escape is called the event horizon. Although the…



Messier 22 Sagittarius Cluster

Messier 22 Sagittarius Cluster

With a visual magnitude of 5.5, M22 is the brightest globular cluster visible from the mid-northern latitudes. However, as it lies in the southern constellation Sagittarius, M22 never rises very high in the sky and…


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What Is Dark Energy?

In the standard model of cosmology, the total mass–energy of the universe is said to contain 5% of ordinary matter and energy, 27% of dark matter, and 68% of what is known as dark energy. In this article, we will be taking a…


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The Conjunction Of Saturn And Jupiter

On the Winter Solstice, December 21st, 2020, Saturn and Jupiter will conjoin in the southwest sky 45 minutes after sunset. The 2 largest planets in the solar system will look like one large star. The…


Messier 21

Messier 21

Messier 21 is an open cluster that consists mainly of small, faint stars, but is also home to a few blue giants. The cluster contains about 57 confirmed members, but is pretty densely packed. It…


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Supernovas

The celestial object known today as supernovas has undergone some evolution. The first version of the term was “supernovae”, which is thought to have been coined during 1931 Caltech lectures by Walter Baade and Fritz Zwicky. The term…


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Future Of The Sun

Although morbid, the sun is like every other star as it will finish its lifecycle in the distant future. However, there is no risk for any changes to the star that provides the Earth with…


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CRS-21: The BRAINS Experiment

Set to launch on December 5th, 2020 to the ISS, the 21st  SpaceX cargo resupply is launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with more than 250 science experiments. CRS-21 is currently planned to be a 30 day…