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What is a supernova?

Supernovas are closely related to stars. A supernova occurs on the death of only certain types of stars. A typical supernova is an extremely bright...

Some of the most distant stars seen with the naked eye:

If it is a particularly clear night you may be wondering why you can see a number of stars that you would not typically see with the naked eye. If ...

What do we know about black holes?

If you are fascinated by stars it's likely that you've also done a bit of research into black holes. Black holes are deeply related to stars as the...

What could we harvest from stars if the technology was available?

The actual composition of stars is actually quite simple. Although we often consider stars to be wildly complex and infinitely powerful, most stars...

How much energy does the sun produce?

When we look at stars it's quite easy to start your rising just how much energy they can give off. Our closest star, the sun produces an astronomic...

What happens when galaxies collide?

It is likely that you have seen many clusters of stars that get quite close together on many star maps before. While many of these items on a star ...

Is there weather in space?

When you look up at the night sky on a night where it isn't particularly clear, you may be wondering if the cloudy or stormy conditions are still o...

How would you use a star chart like a map?

If you are looking to read a star chart for star gazing, you can use a number of tips for locating the constellations and stars that we can see wit...

Hubble photographs a newborn star!

In February of 2019 the Hubble telescope captured a unique event in the Herbig Haro objects. Five objects were captured throughout the image includ...

What can be included on custom star map?

If you are thinking about getting a custom star map to mark a special occasion you may be wondering what you can actually do to customize your star...

Christmas 2018 Schedule and Key Dates

With Christmas just around the corner here are our important dates for the period.   LAST GUARANTEED DELIVERY DATES: Via economy delivery: 16th Dec...

Profile on Gran Telescopio Canarias, The worlds largest optical telescope:

When it comes to observing events in space we are generally limited to just a few types of telescopes on Earth. While many of the top images are ca...