The largest stars in the Orion Nebula are four hot and young stars dubbed the “Trapezium” and located at the center of the nebula

The Orion Constellation

The Orion Constellation is the most noticeable of all the constellations – the one that most people can pick out of the night’s sky without too much trouble. This is because it is one of the brightest constellations in the sky, comprising of two of the brightest stars in the night’s sky and lies on the celestial equator making it easy to spot across the world. You can even spot the Orion Nebula with low Read more…

The Galilean Moons The Four Moons of Jupiter

The Galilean Moons

In 1610 famed Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered four of Jupiter’s moons; Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, and Io. These four are now referred to as the Galilean moons and they are the four largest moons of Jupiter. Io Io is the innermost moon and the second smallest of the Galilean moons. Io is to the moons what Venus is to the planets – a fiery hell-like world. Io has over 400 active volcanoes, making it the Read more…

The Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda on a collision course

The Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy is one of only a few galaxies that can be seen by the naked eye from Earth. The Andromeda galaxy is thought to be between 3 billion and 10.01 billion years old (more on this later!). One slightly alarming fact is that Andromeda and the Milky way are predicted to collide in the future – but don’t worry too much, it’s estimated to collide in 3.75 Read more…