Tonight’s moon is approaching the stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins. These stars represent twins in many cultures.
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Spica is a binary star, with two stars larger and hotter than the sun, telescopically indistinguishable from a single point of light.
A collection of 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!
A clump of faint stars trailing the constellation Leo once represented the Lion’s tail – but now these stars are known as Coma Berenices, the hair of a queen.
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?
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.
You have to be in the Southern Hemisphere to see Crux – the Southern
Cross – in all its glory. Bluish Acrux, aka Alpha Crucis, is its brightest star.
On March 12, 2015 – before sunup – look for a lovely waning gibbous moon near the planet Saturn and the star Antares in Scorpius.
Being so close together in the sky, Pollux and its brother star Castor are easy to compare. Pollux is brighter and golden in color, while Castor is fainter and white.