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Messier 73 – the NGC 6994 Star Cluster

Located in the Aquarius constellation, some 2,500 light-years from Earth, is the four star cluster known as Messier 73

4 years ago

The Constellation Aries

On the ecliptic plane, bordered by constellations of Perseus, Pisces, and Taurus, is the ancient constellation known as Aries

6 years ago

Messier 11 (M11) – The Wild Duck Cluster

Welcome back to another edition of Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to Tammy Plotner with a look…

6 years ago

What Are The Constellations?

Humans have been looking up at the stars and finding patterns for millennia. Today, there are 88 recognized constellations, each…

6 years ago

How Big Is The Big Dipper?

The Big Dipper is big. Come on, it's right there in the name. But how big is the Big Dipper…

8 years ago

The Big Dipper Like You’ve Never Seen It Before!

[/caption] All right, it may look just like any other picture you've ever seen of the Big Dipper. Maybe even…

10 years ago

Extra Star Found in the Big Dipper

The handle of the Big Dipper just got stronger! Astronomers have found an additional star located in the Dipper's gripper…

13 years ago

Asterism

[/caption] The Big Dipper is an asterism (well-known to those who live in the northern hemisphere), so is the False…

13 years ago