Here’s a collection of 10 unexpected, intriguing facts about the stars of our universe – including our sun – that you probably didn’t know!
Posts by Larry Sessions
Third star in the system, a red dwarf called Proxima Centauri, is our sun’s closest neighbor at about 4.22 light-years.
Arcturus is cutting perpendicularly through the galactic disk at a tremendous rate of speed – some 150 kilometers per second.
Hadar, aka Beta Centauri, joins Alpha Centauri in pointing to the Southern Cross. It’s a triple system. Two of its stars will someday become nearby supernovae.
Spica is a binary star, with two stars larger and hotter than the sun, telescopically indistinguishable from a single point of light.
The Crab Nebula, located some 6,500 light years from Earth, marks the remains of a massive star observed to explode as a supernova in AD 1054.
A collection of 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!
Tonight’s moon is approaching stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins. Pollux is brighter and golden in color. Castor is pure white.
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?
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.