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 2015 All Rights Reserved. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:54:46 EST 240 Astronomy @ BellaOnline Death of a Massive Star Massive stars are born in the same way as smaller stars like the Sun. But a massive star then burns brighter and hotter, and ends its life in one of the Universe's most stupendous explosions, a supernova. For a time, it shines as bright as entire galaxy of a billion stars. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:00:53 EST Edward Charles Pickering Edward Pickering was a leading light of 19th century astronomy who made the Harvard College Observatory into an institution with an international reputation. He was honored for his work by scientific societies in several countries, but his name is now known from his employing “Pickering's harem”. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 06:56:39 EST Eris – Facts for Kids At first astronomers thought Eris was bigger than Pluto and that it was a tenth planet. But both Eris and Pluto ended up as dwarf planets. Eris is now farther away from the Sun than any known object except for some comets. It's so cold that its atmosphere has frozen and is on the ground. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:00:11 EST