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This section of the site will focus on answering common questions about space and astronomy. Should you want a specific question to be answered, please contact us and we will be happy to work on it! We will update this section with more questions (and answers) throughout the year. Happy learning 🙂

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.

Find out how many moons all the planets have, from Mercury to Uranus! Although small, these moons are interesting yet mysterious worlds of their own.

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.

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”.

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

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.

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?

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

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

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

It would make sense that the closer an object is to the Sun, the hotter it would be. So why is Venus hotter than Mercury?

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.

Our Sun is not a particularly large star. In fact, the universe is home to many celestial behemoths. Let’s take a look at some of the largest known stars.

We all know of the Sun, that bulky mass of light and heat. But how exactly does the sun produce heat? And just how hot is it?

Let’s take a closer look at the closest planet to the Sun. And as you might expect, it is one of the hottest places in our solar system.

numerous stars inside a nebula

Stars are the fundamental building blocks of the universe and are responsible for creating most of the elements. What are they made of?

perseverance rover on mars

Humanity has launched 48 missions to Mars with variable success rates. The most recent of these was the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover.

inner planets and outer planets

The planets are divided into 2 groups: the inner planets and the outer planets. Today, we’ll take a closer look at what sets them apart.

Mercury and Venus artist rendition

Although there are more than 210 known moons in our solar system, there are a couple of planets that have no moons at all: Mercury and Venus.

artist rendition of white hole

In this article, we discuss the differences between white holes and black holes, two mind-boggling objects in space.

multiple galaxies
Over the centuries, we have been able to classify the different parts of our universe, including the massive islands of stars that we call galaxies.
artist rendition of a black hole
Black holes are some of the most fascinating objects in the universe. Their properties are both mind-blowing and terrifying. Here are 10 cool facts about black holes.
Neptune artist rendition

The dim, cold, windy world named after the Roman god of the sea takes the prize as the farthest planet from the Sun. What’s it like?

people observing a comet in the night sky

Comets are responsible for the most famous meteor showers on Earth. Here are seven of the most famous comets discovered by astronomers.

asteroid mining
We are much closer to asteroid mining than most people know, and yet, there are still many things that we have to overcome.
Comet NEOWISE

There’s a new comet in town, and it’s coming up fast. Comet C/2022 E3 is expected to reach naked-eye visibility by early February 2023.

finding meteorites with metal detectors
Meteorites have become particularly popular and sought after. But how do you know if that strange rock is in fact, a meteorite? How would you go about selling it?
Perseverance standing at full height

I have compiled 50 questions and answers about Perseverance, a remotely operated robotic vehicle designed to search for signs of ancient life on planet Mars.

door to the cosmos

Did you know that the Big Bang didn’t create just matter and energy? It also created time. Here are some of the weirdest space facts.