Neptune

Neptune: A Brief Overview

Neptune is the eighth and farthest-known planet from the Sun. Neptune is the 4th largest planet by diameter in the Solar System, is the third-most-massive planet, and is the densest giant planet. The planet is…


Messier 68

Messier 68

Discovered by Charles Messier in 1780, Messier 68 is a dense collection of stars known as a globular cluster. Mutual gravitational attraction amongst the hundreds of thousands or even millions of stars in such a…


Uranus

Moons of Uranus

Uranus, the seventh planet of the Solar System, has 27 known moons, most of which are named after characters that appear in, or are mentioned in, the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.[1] Uranus’ moons are divided into three…


Messier 67 King Cobra Cluster

Messier 67, nicknamed the King Cobra Cluster, is an open cluster located in the northern constellation Cancer, the Crab. Estimated ages of M67 place it roughly 3.2 and 5 billion years old, which would make this…



Uranus Discovery Of Uranus

Uranus: A Brief Overview

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun, and is named after the Greek God of the sky. In Greek Mythology, Uranus was the grandfather of Zeus, otherwise known as Jupiter, and the father of Cronus, otherwise known as…


Messier 66

Messier 66

Messier 66, the brightest and largest member of the Leo Triplet of galaxies, is an intermediate spiral galaxy located in Leo constellation. It was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier[8] on March 1, 1780, who…


Saturn

Moons of Saturn

Of all the planetary bodies in the solar system, as of the time of this article being written, Saturn has the greatest number of moons. With 82 moons, Saturn has 3 more moons than Jupiter…


Messier 65

Messier 65

Messier 65, also known as NGC 3623, is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780. Along with M66 and NGC 3628,…


Saturn Mythology

Observation Of Saturn

Saturn is the most distant of the five planets easily visible to the naked eye from Earth, the other four being Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. Saturn appears to the naked eye in the night…