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Posts by Larry Sessions

Coma Cluster of galaxies by Justin Ng.
Tonight | Apr 07, 2014

Coma Cluster of galaxies

The Coma Cluster is one of the richest galaxy clusters known. How many suns and how many worlds might be located in this direction of space?

Constellation Crux photo by Christopher J Picking in New Zealand.  More information about this photo here.  Used with permission
Tonight | Apr 02, 2014

Mimosa second-brightest in Southern Cross

If you’re in the U.S., you must be at about New Orleans’ latitude to glimpse it. From the southern hemisphere, Mimosa is a prominent and beloved star.

The sun in extreme ultraviolet, false color green
Blogs | Mar 28, 2014

Top 10 things you might not know about stars

Here’s a collection of 10 unexpected, intriguing facts about the stars of our universe – including our sun – that you probably didn’t know!

Constellation Crux photo by Christopher J Picking in New Zealand.  More information about this photo here.  Used with permission
Tonight | Mar 26, 2014

Acrux is brightest star in Southern Cross

Blue Acrux shines as the brightest star in the constellation Crux the Southern Cross.

Image via New Scientist
Blogs | Mar 24, 2014

Top 10 things you might not know about our solar system

A collection of 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!

Credit: Russell Croman
Tonight | Mar 19, 2014

Regulus is the Lion’s Heart

Meet Regulus, brightest star in Leo the Lion, soon to be covered by an asteroid in the best and brightest asteroid occultation ever predicted for North America.

Golden Pollux
Tonight | Mar 03, 2014

Pollux is the brighter of two Twin stars

Pollux is the brighter of two bright stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins. It is the 17th brightest star in our sky.

Castor system via Jeremy Perez
Tonight | Feb 23, 2014

Castor is six stars in one

Two stars noticeable for being bright and close together might be Castor and Pollux of the Gemini Twins constellation.

Photo of full moon by John Michael Mizzi
Tonight | Feb 14, 2014

Impress your Valentine with these February full moon names

Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, Hunger Moon and more names for February’s full moon in this post. Star near the moon is Regulus.

Canopus seen from ISS
Tonight | Feb 09, 2014

Will you see Canopus?

From the southern U.S. or similar latitudes, you’ll easily find Canopus on February evenings. Look southward below brilliant Sirius.