Meteor Showers – Perseids Comet

Perseid Meteors over Mount Shasta

August is a Month for Meteor Showers This month, on the 11th and 12th will be the best time to witness the Perseid Meteor showers.  According to the article below, this year will be even better than last year during the month of August to witness this fantastic meteor shower….

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Our Local Supercluster – Laniakea Supercluster

Galactic Superclusters - The Laniakea Supercluster

The Largest Structures in the Universe – Superclusters Some of the largest structures in the universe are what’s called superclusters.  Superclusters are essentially clusters of galaxy clusters.  Confusing a little?  It doesn’t have to be.  Think of it this way, we have our galaxy, the Milky Way.  The Milky Way is…

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Flying Lizard Nebula – Stars Form in the SMC

NGC602 - The Flying Lizard Nebula

Small doesn’t always mean inactive… In one of the Milky Way’s companion galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud, lies a violent star forming region not discussed frequently.  Typically, we hear about the Tarantula Nebula (found in the Large Magellanic Cloud) who hosts some of the most massive stars found to date…

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