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?
The constellation Libra has a mythological history, just like all the constellations that circle the zodiac. Find out about how "scales" relate to Libra and see what stars make up this constellation.
The constellation of Cancer has an interesting mythological history. It was "cast" into the sky by Jupiter. It also has lots of double stars, and a very interesting star cluster called The Bee Hive. Read on to find out more about interesting facts about Cancer the Crab.
Learning how to find the north star amongst the stars and constellations of the solar system and Universe remains surprisingly easy. This helpful guide helps you locate the Great Plough in easy astronomy terms.
Astronomy facts about the North Star (Polaris) and the Southern Cross (Crux) for kids. Learn astronomy for elementary age kids.
A fascinating look into the lives and deaths of stars, and why iron is the most dangerous element in the universe.
Whether we can find answers to life’s mysteries or control our destinies or not, let’s take a look and see which constellation can recognize tonight.
Unlike our zodiac, the Maya described 13 constellations. They had two groups of 13; one of which approximates our zodiac, but with 13 divisions, and 13 clustered around Orion and around Sagittarius - Scorpio. More importantly, they had a "cosmic tree" tied with the milky way.
From there to here, how material is dispersed into the Universe.
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!