Reasons to be Mesmerised by Mars

Galileo was the first person to look at Mars through a telescope, although it has always been visible to the naked eye since humans first started to roam the Earth. Named after the Roman God of war, humans have long looked up at Mars in awe and wonder. Of course, Mars has two moons, is […]

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The Main Star Types

There are literally trillions upon trillions of stars in the observable universe. Over the thousands of years humans have been observing, noting down and categorising stars we have begun to understand that they have a few main classifications. Excluding stellar remnants (such as neutron stars and black holes) and quasi sub stellar objects (such as […]

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Space Films that are out of This World

To celebrate the release of First Man, which immortalises Neil Armstrong’s pursuit of the moon in film, here is a run-down of the greatest movies set in space. Some offered predictions, others provided caution and most importantly, all carried the message. Early Standards The earliest movie on this list is 2001: A Space Odyssey, written, […]

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3 Strange Types of Stars

There are an estimated 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (a billion trillion) stars in the observable universe. So, it’s only right that many of them are very different from the norm. Whilst most stars are red dwarfs, main sequence or red super giants – there are a whole collection of star categories that lie outside of the usual. From […]

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Record Breaking Stars

Some stars are average, just like our Sun. Some stars are tiny, like white dwarfs or neutron stars. Some are huge and dwarf our Sun by many thousands of times. Some barely shine amongst the darkness of space and others light up skies across hundreds of galaxies. However, making precise measurements across quadrillions of miles […]

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The Strangest Stars in the Universe

The stars in the night sky have fascinated humans for as long as we have existed. The two connected disciplines of astronomy and astrology have attempted to impose meaning and structure on their patterns and movements for almost as long. However, it is only in the past fifty or so years, with the advent of […]

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