Astronomy @ BellaOnline 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 2016 All Rights Reserved. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:31:14 EST 240 Astronomy @ BellaOnline Transit of Mercury No one alive had seen Venus transit when the 2004 one occurred. And if you missed that and the 2012 transit, there isn't another until 2117. However Mercury also transits the Sun – and these transits happen more often. But what's a transit and what do we learn from it? Sat, 23 Apr 2016 19:00:33 EST Yuri Gagarin – The First Spaceman On April 12, 1961 with a “Let's go!”, the first spaceman blasted off. There was no fanfare or countdown when Yuri Gagarin in Vostok 1 became the first human to orbit the Earth. He was an exceptional individual who came from humble beginnings, and at 34 his life ended all too soon. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:20:15 EST 10 Amazing Facts about Mercury Mercury was a mystery planet for a long time. It's so close to the Sun it's only visible around sunrise and sunset, and the Sun's glare wipes out surface detail. Space probes have now studied Mercury, and it turned out to be full of surprises. Sat, 9 Apr 2016 19:56:20 EST