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Why We’re Obsessed with Space

From the beginning of time, we as humans have been enchanted by what lies beyond our world. Space was once an unknown world to be explored. Space was just ‘space’ we knew little about. It…

Astrology’s Links to Astronomy

Astrology was considered a scientific discipline before the 1600’s. Since then astronomy has taken over in explaining the mechanics of the Solar System and beyond, but there remain intimate connections between the two. Since astronomy…

The Origins of Zodiac Signs

We all know that the 12 zodiac signs are Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, and Sagittarius. But what are they and where in ancient history do they derive from?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Insane Flukes from World History

We humans love a good pattern. Not many things get our brains going as well as some good old uniformity emerging from chaos. But other patterns? Well they can get kind of creepy, unlikely and…

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…