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Shireen Gonzaga

Ruby red Antares is the Scorpion’s Heart

Red Antares, Heart of the Scorpion in the constellation Scorpius, is a mighty star, a red supergiant in the last stages of its life span.

Emperor penguins are good dads

Emperor penguins are some of the most exceptional dads in nature. They endure the harshest winter conditions on Earth for their offspring.

Meet the Crab Nebula, remnant of an exploding star

The Crab Nebula, the scattered fragments of a supernova, or exploding star, was observed by earthly skywatchers in the year 1054.

What is a supermoon? And when, in 2022?

There will be a full supermoon on May 16, June 14, July 13, and August 12 for 2022. This year also has 3 new supermoons.

Audubon Christmas Bird Count starts December 14

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count, held each winter, is one of the longest-running community science projects. You can help collect important data about birds.

Surtsey, volcanic island, emerged in 1963

On November 14, 1963, volcanic island Surtsey rose from the sea. Scientists have since studied the natural colonization of plants and animals on it.

Delta Cephei helps measure cosmic distances

Delta Cephei is an inconspicuous variable star in the northern constellation Cepheus the King. This star helps establish the cosmic distance scale.

Alpha Cephei, a fast-spinning star

Alpha Cephei, in the constellation Cepheus the King, is a bit of an enigma. It’s spinning so fast that it appears like a slightly flattened beach ball.

Why 61 Cygni is nicknamed Flying Star

Compared to other stars, 61 Cygni moves quite rapidly against the background of more distant stars, revealing its proximity to Earth.

Exquisite Albireo, a much-loved double star

Albireo, in the constellation Cygnus the Swan, is a favorite among stargazers. Through a small telescope, it appears as a stunning gold star with a dimmer blue companion.