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Messier 6, M-6 Butterfly Cluster

M6 Constellation - Butterfly Cluster  The next two objects in the catalog of Messier are not globular clusters, but open clusters. Open star clusters are generally much younger, contain only a fraction of the ...

The Star Vega (alpha Lyrae)

Information About Star Vega The Star Vega; named after Arcturus, is the second brightest star in the northern sky. Around midnight it can be seen with Deneb in the Swan and Altair in the Eagle Summer Triangle....

M7 – The Ptolemy Cluster

What is Ptolemy Cluster Just southwest of its predecessor M6 we find the very conspicuous open cluster M7. This cluster is easily seen by the naked eye. With a good, dark sky you can find a nebula and maybe ev...
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Lagoon Nebula Facts

M8 - the Lagoon Nebula The Lagoon Nebula is on Messier's list along with several other objects. It is a huge gas cloud in which large amounts of stars are formed. A completely new cluster has already been crea...

Kuiper Belt Definition and Facts

We will explain in this article How the Kuiper belt has been discovered,who discovered the Kuiper Belt and all relevant detailed information about it. Thanks to the researches by the Hubble telescope, there is...

Lunar Eclipse

In a lunar eclipse, the sun, the earth, and the moon all play a role. Lunar eclipse happens when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon. When this happens, the earth’s shadow covers the moon, causing it ...

Interesting Facs About Moon

The Moon Surface The sight of the full Moon is something to behold. Depending where you are on earth when you look at the full moon there appears to be a face on it. There are two roundish soft gray eyes that ...

Oort Cloud Facts

The Oort cloud around our solar system Recent astronomical discoveries reveal a fascinating structure within our solar system. It consists of three zones. (Four if you also consider the Sun as a zone.) It is i...

How is a star born?

Birth of a star The universe is a wondrous place where many processes, that defy all imagination,occur. One of these magical phenomena is the birth of a star. Born out of nebilas, a star is the end result of h...
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Daylight savings time-DST-2014

What is Daylight Savings Time Originally introduced in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin, DST (Daylight Savings Time) is the time change that occurs in the Spring and Fall. In the Spring clocks are set one hour ahead,...