The Small Magellanic Cloud resembles a luminous cloud, but it’s really a nearby dwarf galaxy, orbiting our Milky Way.
Posts by Larry Sessions
Ten oddities and misconceptions about space that you may — or may not — have heard before.
Achernar – also known as Alpha Eridani – is the 9th brightest star in Earth’s sky and the flattest star known.
It’s true there is a far side of the moon – a side that remains hidden from Earth. But the moon doesn’t have a permanent dark side.
Moon myths, take that! Five of the most common myths about the moon explained.
Fomalhaut is sometimes called the Loneliest Star. Its planet Fomalhaut b was the first beyond our solar system to be visible to the human eye.
Here’s a collection of 10 unexpected, intriguing facts about the stars of our universe – including our sun – that you probably didn’t know!
You can find the North Star, Polaris, using the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper.
Reports from NOAA and elsewhere predict a chance of significant auroras, possibly observable as far south as the northern U.S. and maybe even farther south.
61 Cygni isn’t bright. But it moves exceptionally rapidly against the background of more distant stars. Its motion reveals its nearness to Earth.