Astronomy @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/astronomy Interested in learning about the wonders beyond the Earth's atmosphere? The astronomy site aims to furnish you with the information you need, whether it be the mysterious properties of black holes or the origins of the universe itself. en-us Copyright 2019 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:24:38 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Astronomy @ BellaOnline http://astronomy.bellaonline.com Ophiuchus the Tour http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art306358.asp Ophiuchus the Snake Bearer represents the healer Asclepius who was a god of healing in classical times. He was associated with snakes symbols of wisdom and regeneration and in the sky he's entwined with Serpens. Here's a selection of some of points of interest in his constellation. Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:45:33 EST Serpens a Tour of the Celestial Snake http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art306323.asp Snakes were revered in ancient Greece. They represented wisdom, healing and rebirth. The constellation Serpens was included in a star catalog in the 2nd century, but it's much older than that. Seen through telescopes, it's rich in deep sky objects. Here's a tour of some of the highlights. Fri, 5 Jul 2019 05:00:11 EST What Is a Nebula http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art43407.asp Nebulae are titanic clouds of gas and dust celestial gossamer in the spaces between the stars. They're stellar nurseries, stellar graveyards and dark constellations. Some of their mysteries have been penetrated by infrared telescopes, but the cloaking dust still keeps some secrets. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 04:00:00 EST