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 2017 All Rights Reserved. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:40 EST 240 Astronomy @ BellaOnline Volans Flies the Southern Skies Volans (the Flying Fish) flees from its predator Dorado (the Mahi Mahi) across the southern sky. They're two of the southern hemisphere constellations that Flemish astronomer Petrus Plancius (1552-1622) created to fill in parts of the sky not visible to northern astronomers. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:04:31 EST Five Astronomical Non-events 2016 The astronomical delights of 2016 are wonderful discoveries and beautiful heavenly events. Not so delightful are the flaky stories and shaky science and “intelligent aliens” as the answer to any mystery. Here's my selection of five such non-events from 2016. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 05:00:32 EST Top Ten Astronomy Stories 2016 Nothing in astronomy in 2016 topped the February announcement that the LIGO collaboration had finally detected gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein. However this wasn't the only story in astronomy for 2016, and they range from the Solar System to a distant supercluster. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 06:00:14 EST