Tag Archives: stars

Magnitude and Intensity

I originally published this post to my now-inactive blog, so if you know me from back when the Old Content Archive was ftlofacts, you’ve read this already. If you know me from Science at Your Doorstep, then read on! It’s … Continue reading

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Stars: Naming and Brightness

So, this post builds a bit on constellations. I know it’s been a while since I’ve talked about them, so I’ll give you a brief recap before we dive into stars, their names, and their brightness. Meet Pegasus, and the constellations … Continue reading

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The Ecliptic

The ecliptic, as astronomers call it, is the apparent path of the sun against the background of the stars in the sky. It’s useful because it tells us how to find the planets in the sky. They can be hard to … Continue reading

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The Elusive Light Year

Hey everyone! Before you read this post, I just want to take a moment to make you aware of a couple things. First, this is one of my oldest posts and I’m backdating it so it stays that way, but … Continue reading

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Where Are We?

In the 4th century B. C. E. (Before Common Era), scientists believed the Earth was the center of the universe. Before that, they were convinced the Earth was flat. Now, if anyone so much as mentions that the Earth is … Continue reading

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