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2011-04-18 07:50:00

Legend has it that a noon-day star appeared in 1630 at the birth of King Charles II, who later was restored to the English monarchy after his father was executed.

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2009-02-24 09:55:00

A team of astronomers, led by Loretta Dunne from the University of Nottingham, have found some very unusual stardust.

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2008-12-04 07:10:00

Scientists believe they have finally found what Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe saw in the heavens over 400 years ago.

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2008-05-29 14:35:00

Astronomers have unearthed secrets from the grave of a star that blasted apart in a supernova explosion long ago.

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2006-10-26 16:50:00

Astronomers using NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered that an exploded star, named Cassiopeia A, blew up in a somewhat orderly fashion, retaining much of its original onion-like layering.

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2006-08-29 12:26:35

A new image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the tattered remains of a supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A (Cas A).

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2005-06-09 13:50:00

An enormous light echo etched in the sky by a fitful dead star was spotted by the infrared eyes of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.


Latest Cassiopeia Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cassiopeia Constellation -- Cassiopeia is a northern constellation representing the legendary queen of Ethiopia Cassiopeia, who was the wife of Cepheus and the mother of Andromeda. It is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. Notable features Five of the stars of Cassiopeia form a W shape, which is one of the most distinctive patterns in the northern sky. Since it is close to the north celestial pole, it remains in the sky all night long in...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Tycho Brahe -- Tycho Brahe (December 14, 1546 - October 24, 1601) was a Danish astronomer. He had Uraniborg built; which become an early "research institute". For purposes of publication, Tycho owned a printing press and paper mill. His best known assistant was Kepler. Tycho realized that progress in the science of astronomy could be achieved, not by occasional haphazard observations, but only by systematic and rigorous observation, night after night, and by using instruments of the...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.