Deep in the Cosmos

Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is isolated in space but it is not alone. The galaxy closest to us is Andromeda, M31. It is 2.5 million light-years away, which is more than twenty times the diameter of the Milky Way! Between the two there is nothing, it is emptiness. And since there are no stars, …

Zodiac Signs and Astrology

When you observe the sky for several months, you will see that the planets evolve slowly through the stars. Former observers have noticed that in a few years, the planets always went through the same constellations and that the Sun also followed the same path. These constellations became the 12 zodiac signs used by astrologers, …

Constellations

A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.[1] The 88 modern constellations are formally defined regions of the sky together covering the entire celestial sphere. (Wikipedia) Since ancient times men …