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 2015 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 17:17:29 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Astronomy @ BellaOnline http://astronomy.bellaonline.com ABC of Astronomy E Is for Ecliptic http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301727.asp Star maps show you where the ecliptic is. That's because it's where you find the planets and the zodiac constellations. But what is the ecliptic plane on which the planets orbit? What shape are their orbits, and what do we mean by an eccentric orbit? Wed, 2 Sep 2015 07:00:08 EST Mars Myths Would You Believe Them http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301706.asp Which famous astronomer kept seeing canals on Mars, even when they couldn't be seen with the world's biggest telescope? What was the tragic outcome of a fictional invasion from Mars? Is NASA hiding evidence of an ancient Martian civilization? Does Mars ever look as big as a full Moon? Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:55:05 EST How the Sun Will Die - Facts for Kids http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301668.asp The Sun was born in a nebula five billion years ago. It's going to keep going for another few billion years, but it won't last forever. Here's the story of what happens to a sunlike star when it runs out of fuel. And some of it is very strange. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:15:16 EST