The Toby Jug Nebula in the constellation of Carina

IC 2220, also known as the Toby Jug Nebula, is a reflection nebula located 1200 light years away in the southern constellation of Carina.   What is the constellation of Carina? Carina is a constellation in the [ … ]

The Milky Way: our amazing galaxy

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. The descriptive “milky” is derived from the appearance from Earth of the galaxy – a band of light seen in the night sky formed from stars that [ … ]

Venus, the second planet from the sun

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. What is Venus? Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. It has the longest rotation period (243 days) of any planet in the Solar System and [ … ]

Do you know what is the horizon?

The horizon or skyline is the apparent line that separates earth from sky, the line that divides all visible directions into two categories: those that intersect the Earth’s surface, and those that do not. What is the [ … ]

Eta Carinae, our Neighboring Superstars

Eta Carinae, formerly known as Eta Argus, a stellar system containing at least two stars with a combined luminosity greater than five million times that of the Sun. What is Eta Carinae? Eta Carinae is located around 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) [ … ]