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Pluto’s Heart Explained: What Caused the Dwarf Planet’s Love Symbol?

By astronimate / 7 months ago

Pluto’s Heart Explained: What Caused the Dwarf Planet’s Love Symbol? Since NASA’s groundbreaking New Horizons fly-by of Pluto in July 2015, we’ve unlocked extensive information about the former ninth world. However, nothing caught the world’s attention more than a giant “heart” shape on Pluto’s surface. But, what is Pluto’s heart made of? Astronimate investigates in […]

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Constellation Names and Meanings – All 88 Constellations Explained

By astronimate / 7 months ago

Constellation Names and Meanings – All 88 Constellations Explained We’ve all gazed up at the night sky, admiring stars forming familar shapes, dressed in lore of ancient cultures. But, where did all of these names come from, and what do they mean? Without further ado, Astronimate explains all 88 Constellation Names and Meanings! A Andromeda – Royal […]

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Epochs of the Universe – Mission 05: Era of Nucleosynthesis

By astronimate / 8 months ago

Epochs of the Universe – Mission 05: Era of Nucleosynthesis You are embarking on a journey through space and time itself. Back through time, you traverse the eras of the universe, closer and closer to the beginning of everything. Your voyage explores all stages, or epochs of the universe, from the start until this moment. […]

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How to Find Planet Nine in Three Simple Steps

By astronimate / 8 months ago

How to Find Planet Nine in Three Simple Steps On future job resumes, how would you like to list, “discovered ninth planet?” Besides, wouldn’t you feel wonderful knowing you’ve earned a place in scientific history? Then, NASA has some very hopeful news for you! Enlisting the public’s help, NASA wants you to hunt an undiscovered […]

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What is the Coldest Planet in the Solar System? A Chilling Surprise!

By astronimate / 8 months ago

What is the Coldest Planet in the Solar System? A Chilling Surprise! Indeed, even our own cosmic backyard, the solar system is full of surprises! In fact, if you read our article, What is the Hottest Planet?, you likely received a truly unexpected answer. Well, then what is the coldest planet? Simply put,Neptune is, by […]

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Why is the Sky Blue? An Easy Answer to an Old Question.

By astronimate / 8 months ago

Why is the Sky Blue? An Easy Answer to an Old Question. In our lives, we’ve all looked up and wondered, “why is the sky blue?” After all, color aside, we’ve all seen the sky every day since we were born. And, while the answer involves basic chemistry, physics and meteorology, the answer is VERY simple! […]

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Valentine’s Day Nebula: IC 1805 Shows its Bright Red Cosmic Heart

By astronimate / 8 months ago

Valentine’s Day Nebula: IC 1805 Shows its Bright Red Cosmic Heart Obviously, even our universe celebrates goofy greeting card holidays! In fact, from 7,500 light-years away, we’ve received a heart, known as IC 1805, the Valentine’s Day Nebula! Valentine’s Day Nebula Characteristics Firstly, IC 1805 mixes glowing hot gases and dark space dust to cut out a giant red […]

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