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Why do we use two different words for people doing essentially the same job?

Ever since the first moon landing, many people have been wondering about the absence of stars on images taken by astronauts on the moon. 

Everyone knows that the Moon is mostly gray. However, if you look closer, there may be a few other different shades up there.

Moon exploration has come a long way since Russia’s first lunar probe reached the Moon… 

The French astronomer Charles Messier created this catalogue which is now widely used in the astronomical community…

Learn a few ways to predict the next time the International Space Station will be flying over your area.

The main actor in our solar system is the Sun since it contains 99% of all matter. Let’s talk about how big our sun is.

Is the order of the planets important? In a way, yes, for the stability of our solar system is entirely based on where each planet is currently located.

Let’s talk about the people who have paved the way to the moon and made space exploration possible.

The gibbous moon is one of the various phases that the Moon goes through during its monthly lunar cycle.

How long does it take to travel this far, and what are the factors that can influence the duration of this journey?

The moon that we are most familiar with is white in color. However, it sometimes takes on a majestic red appearance… Here’s why.

Enjoying a meal in space is a very different experience than on earth. Find out what kind of food astronauts eat during their space mission.

Almost all major planets have moons and scientists are discovering new ones every year. Let’s visit some of these beautiful worlds.

The zodiacal light, also known as “False Dawn” is a triangle-shaped faint glow that can sometimes be seen shortly after sunset or before dawn.

Let’s take a look at the past rovers and landers that have landed on the red planet, as well as the current missions exploring Mars inch by inch.

Asteroids are classed into different groups depending on their composition and where they formed in the solar system.

When you look up into the night sky, you might have noticed that not all the stars shine equally.

One of the most beautiful aspects of stargazing is looking up to see shooting stars (also known as falling stars) streaking across the night skies.

Although astronomy and astrology both relate to the different objects that can be found in our universe, there are some fundamental differences between the two.

When light from a given star has taken as long as your lifetime to reach our planet, it is called a “birthday star”.

Using binoculars for stargazing is a fairly inexpensive way to observe many celestial objects with your own eyes.

There have been many notable astronomers throughout history, all of which have added to the field in one way or another.

Even people who go into space on a high-tech spacecraft after years of preparation need to go to the bathroom! Let’s find out how they do it!

As many space companies become more interested in mining asteroids, let’s take a look at the minerals contained in these space rocks.

The largest asteroids are impressive pieces of space debris floating around in our solar system that have helped shape the space around them.

Scientists have long known that radiation levels are higher in space than what we experience on the Earth’s surface.

The Perseverance rover is equipped with new technology in order to carry out experiments. Let’s have a look at some of these technological innovations.

Here’s what you need to know about Venus and its scorching surface, and why it is the hottest planet in the solar system.

How can we tell the difference between stars and planets, and how can this help us to identify them in the night sky?

While there are ~1024 stars in the universe, there are less than 20 types of stars. In this article, we’ll explore star types.

Observing the night sky fills me with a sense of amazement and I hope these beautiful quotes about the stars will make you feel the same way.