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It might not look like much, just a moderately bright, yellowish star in the southwest, but it is one of the most beautiful in the sky.
Thanks to science fiction movies and TV series, most of us have heard of black holes and wormholes.
Penticton astronomer Ken Tapping discusses where space begins
The most amazing sounds can be heard from the Earth’s magnetic field.
However, if space is empty, how can we move from one space to another?
Penticton columnist Ken Tappin on: for the first time, we have been able to observe the birth of a new star.
Once we thought we lived on the only world. Now we know there are countless other worlds. Do we live in the only universe?
Most of the “lights in the sky” reported are quickly identified as astronomical objects, such as bright planets
On a clear, dark night, our unaided eyes can see up to 2,000 stars, and possibly the Milky Way as a silvery arch
Milky Way galaxy will collide with galaxy in Andromeda in about four billion years
The amount of stuff available for backyard astronomers is now almost unbelievable
Stars are very different from planets. They are generally larger, are made of hot gas, and produce enormous amounts of energy by nuclear fusion, which makes them shine. Planets are smaller, do not shine, and depend upon stars for light and heat. That difference is fundamental, which makes it intriguing that stars and planets are made using the same recipe. The only difference is how much of the cosmic recipe mixture is used.
We are often asked “If the universe is everything, how can there be more than that?” How can we be now talking in terms of multiple universes, or “the multiverse”?
Over the last few weeks the media have given lots of coverage about the slippage of the zodiac, and that whatever sign you think you are, you are probably really the sign before that. If you are an Aries, you might now be a Pisces, and so on. Actually, this slippage issue has been there for more than 2,000 years, which makes its sudden discovery in the last few weeks surprising.