Why do stars look like small crosses on photographs?

Stars should look like little dots on a star photograph, but often appear as a small luminous cross with four brilliant arms perpendicular to...

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...
facts about dwarf planets

Dwarf Planets

Dwarf Planet Definition Dwarf planets are defined as celestial bodies that: Orbit around the sun. Have enough mass to have a (almost) round shape. Have...

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...

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...
neutron star

What is a neutron star?

Neutron Star Definition A neutron star is an incredibly compact star, which is only 10-30 km. in diameter, but weighs 1.4 - 2.3 times as much...

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...

Is there life on other planets?

Life on Other Planets: Possibility of life on other planets in space has been the biggest challenge for astronomers for many years. Top candidates list include moons...

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...

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...