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. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:09:22 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Astronomy @ BellaOnline http://astronomy.bellaonline.com Columbus and the Flat Earth Myth http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301140.asp Doesn't everyone know that in the 15th century people thought the Earth was flat? And that brave Christopher Columbus sailed westward from Spain to get to Asia to show that the Earth was round? Once I'd have answered “Yes” to both of these questions, but it turns out that they are myths. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:11:56 EST Constellations – Facts for Kids http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301109.asp Some of our constellations go back thousands of years. Others were invented when Europeans began to explore the distant seas of the southern hemisphere. But what's the difference between a constellation, an asterism and a star cluster? And what does the constellation Pyxis represent? Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:50:25 EST Scorpius the Scorpion http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301069.asp Anyone wary of spiders may want to avoid the spider's cousin Scorpius. Most constellations don't look like their namesakes. But Scorpius is easily imagined as a giant scorpion with a blood red heart gleaming in the southern sky. It's been an astronomical scorpion for over 3000 years. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:05:51 EST