VY Canis Majoris

VY Canis Majoris is “Like Betelgeuse on Steroids”

The disappearance of a star can take many forms.  It could go supernova.  It could turn into a black hole. …

1 year ago

The Canis Major Constellation

Welcome back to Constellation Friday! Today, in honor of the late and great Tammy Plotner, we will be dealing with…

5 years ago

How Many Galaxies Are There in the Universe?

Did you hear that the Universe has 10x the number of galaxies? How did astronomers discover this, and what does…

6 years ago

What is the Biggest Star in the Universe?

If our Universe could be likened to a playground, our Sun would be one of the little kids playing in…

6 years ago

VY Canis Majoris

Of all known stars, the VY Canis Majoris is the largest. This red Hypergiant star, found in the constellation Canis…

13 years ago