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 2018 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:54:00 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Astronomy @ BellaOnline http://astronomy.bellaonline.com New Year's Day to Candlemas – Quiz http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art304986.asp Exploration, famous birthdays and ancient festivals in the time between January 1st and Candlemas at the start of February. Here's a little quiz for you that picks out some highlights in this period. How many do you recognize? Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:55:45 EST Canis Minor – the Lesser Dog http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art304974.asp Canis Minor is one of Orion's hunting dogs. It trots along behind its master unperturbed by the unicorn (Monoceros), and leaving the hare (Lepus) to the greater dog (Canis Major) to chase. It's a small constellation with not much more to offer than one bright star, but it has a long history. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:01:03 EST Five Astronomy Non-events of 2017 http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art304935.asp The year 2017 was favored with dire predictions of destructive giant impacts, and the 15 days of darkness “forecast by NASA” was back again. Unusually, there was no sign of the “Mars will look as big as the full Moon” that's been a regular since 2003. But there's also a new non-event. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:45:45 EST