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What planets have aurora?

For any planet to have any kind of aurora, it must possess three necessary elements that we’ve determined. It must revolve around a star, it must have an atmosphere and a magnetic field. 4 known planets(including Earth) have these aspects to form an aurora.

For any planet to have any kind of aurora, it must possess three necessary elements that we’ve determined. It must revolve around a star, it must have an atmosphere and a magnetic field. 4 known planets(including Earth) have these aspects to form an aurora.

Water vapour plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa (artist's impressio
Moons With Water

You might be surprised to know how many moons are suspected of having oceans underneath their surfaces. Water means life. Therefore, most of these moons have a good chance of containing ecosystems.

You might be surprised to know how many moons are suspected of having oceans underneath their surfaces. Water means life. Therefore, most of these moons have a good chance of containing ecosystems.

Nebulae With Weird Names

 Scientists don’t care if a Nebula is light-years in diameter and has a black hole in the middle. If it has a weird shape, it’s getting a weird name. Here are 10 weird named nebulas. 

 Scientists don’t care if a Nebula is light-years in diameter and has a black hole in the middle. If it has a weird shape, it’s getting a weird name. Here are 10 weird named nebulas. 

Why Is Puppis A a Different Nebula?

Puppis A is a giant nebula that was created by a supernova explosion 10,700 years ago.
But there is something different about this vast gas cloud.

Puppis A is a giant nebula that was created by a supernova explosion 10,700 years ago.
But there is something different about this vast gas cloud.

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Solar System Colours

 Colours of the planets of our solar system are determined by the way their surfaces reflect sunlight. 
 This may vary a lot due to the composition of the atmosphere, a rocky surface, or a lack of a rocky surface.  

 Colours of the planets of our solar system are determined by the way their surfaces reflect sunlight. 
 This may vary a lot due to the composition of the atmosphere, a rocky surface, or a lack of a rocky surface.  

Greek Myths About Constellations

Most of the astronomical objects’ names that we use today come from Ancient Greece. Orion, Centaurus, Pleiades, Pegasus, Andromeda… Even the planets in our Solar System are named after Roman gods. So why does today’s astronomy have such a strong relationship with the Greek culture?

Most of the astronomical objects’ names that we use today come from Ancient Greece. Orion, Centaurus, Pleiades, Pegasus, Andromeda… Even the planets in our Solar System are named after Roman gods. So why does today’s astronomy have such a strong relationship with the Greek culture?

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Early Egyptian Astronomy and the Alexandrian Astronomer

 Ancient civilizations were much more connected with the universe due to clear and dark night skies that we lack in our metropolitan cities today.

 Ancient civilizations were much more connected with the universe due to clear and dark night skies that we lack in our metropolitan cities today.

Sagittarius A*, Star S2
Star S2’s Dance With a Supermassive Black Hole and Einstein

You might have heard the recent news about a star dancing around a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. What does that have anything to do with Einstein, you might ask. Well, a lot. His General Theory of Relativity has once again been proved with the recent news from the Star S2.

You might have heard the recent news about a star dancing around a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. What does that have anything to do with Einstein, you might ask. Well, a lot. His General Theory of Relativity has once again been proved with the recent news from the Star S2.

Why do stars shine only at night?
Why do stars shine only at night?

We have a very simple question at hand. Why don’t the stars shine during the day? The answer lies in our eyes, or more specifically, their dynamic range.

We have a very simple question at hand. Why don’t the stars shine during the day? The answer lies in our eyes, or more specifically, their dynamic range.

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Galaxy Facts

Simple galaxy facts for kids, youngsters and everyone.

Simple galaxy facts for kids, youngsters and everyone.

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Why is the Earth heated unevenly?

To answer the question “Why is the Earth heated unevenly?”, we must first understand what is heat and how does the Earth receive energy from the Sun.

To answer the question “Why is the Earth heated unevenly?”, we must first understand what is heat and how does the Earth receive energy from the Sun.