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?
Not a frequently talked about subject in popular science, these objects may offer more to our knowledge of the universe than initially thought.
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.
Taurus is a constellation which can be seen in the night sky during the months of December and January. Taurus can be recognized by a V-shaped asterism known as the Hyades, and the giant red star Aldebaran
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.
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!
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 almost intersects the ecliptic at the border of Taurus and Gemini.
An article summary about the different constellations and other astronomical objects visible to the naked eye as viewed during the winter months, in the Northern Hemisphere.
Astronomy facts about the North Star (Polaris) and the Southern Cross (Crux) for kids. Learn astronomy for elementary age kids.
The Story of the Seven Sisters There are several versions of the same myth. Depending on the research and your own personal preference the information actually remains pretty much the same. In a nutshell, the seven sisters were mortals whose...