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Because exoplanets exist outside our solar system, orbiting other stars, they can be hard to capture with a telescope. In fact, even Neptune, in our own solar system, is a blurry blue ball when viewed form Earth’s orbit. Because of this, it can be hard to find exoplanets.
In 2006, three criteria were created to indicate what a celestial body must meet in order to be classified as a planet.
Saturn’s rings remain almost as mysterious today as they were to the Italian explorer, Galileo Galilei, when they were his first target with his new telescope 400 years ago.
These photos of Earth from space put into perspective how large our solar system is.
Telescope filters are a great way to observe planets. Color filters allow astronomers to see features easier because they exaggerate brightness differences.
With just a small or medium-sized telescope, skygazers can easily observe the planets of our solar system.
Explore what our solar system has to offer! The planets of our solar system are fascinating worlds, divided into two categories: terrestrial and jovian.
To help get you started with observing the night sky, here are some tips that will help you make the most out of a night under the stars.
Amateur astronomy is a wonderful family-friendly activity and a fun and rewarding way to introduce children to the many wonders of the night sky.
There’s a lot to learn about the universe around us!
Night sky observing might seem daunting, but you don’t need expensive telescopes and high-tech equipment to become an amateur astronomer.
During its 25-year mission, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured more than 1 million amazing space pictures of nearly 40,000 objects.