Do you know the history of Leo the Lion? Can you locate it in the sky? Find out the answers to these questions and learn some interesting facts about this ancient constellation.
A comparison of the Sun's size with the largest stars in the Milky Way. You will really be surprise how big some of these stars are with respect to the Sun or how small the Sun is to them.
A fascinating look into the lives and deaths of stars, and why iron is the most dangerous element in the universe.
Astronomy facts about the North Star (Polaris) and the Southern Cross (Crux) for kids. Learn astronomy for elementary age kids.
The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters, is easily recognizable once you know how to find it. Where and when should one look to find the Pleiades star cluster in the night sky?
If we look along the ecliptic and the constellations of the zodiac, one thing becomes apparent and that is they are not all 30 degrees in extent. some are more and some less. Only a few are actually 30 degrees. In...
Oftentimes in science, we encounter boundary objects that push the theories we have to the brink. Take brown dwarfs for example. Planet or star? You be the judge.
Most people know of 12 constellations that make up the ecliptic zodiac. Bu, there are two more that are often left out. Ophiuchus is one of them and is located near Scorpio and Sagittarius. The other is Orion that...
Pollux and Castor are the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini. They have quite the mythological history. Pollux was immortal and Castor was not. Read to find out how they ended up in the sky!
An explanation of how the sun burns without needing oxygen and what will happen when it dies.