Cassini Enters Its Grand Finale!

The Cassini Spacecraft (launched in 1997) has been orbiting the planet Saturn since 2004. Its full name is the Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft since it was named after the astronomers Giovanni Cassini and Christiaan Huygens. A collaboration between NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), ESA (European Space Agency) and ISA (Italian Space Agency) the Cassini craft is […]

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Top Weird Named Galaxies

Space is weird but we also give objects in space some strange names. Here’s Star Name Registry’s list of the weirdest named galaxies. Enjoy! 1) The Tadpole Galaxy The Tadpole galaxy is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy which is located approximately 420 million light years away in the constellation Draco. It’s distinctive “tail” was likely […]

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Schiaparelli

Yesterday at approximately 2:42 GMT the Italian built Schiaparelli module separated from its carrier (the trace gas orbiter – TGO) around Mars. Named after the 19th century astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli – best known for his descriptions of the surface of Mars – it is due to drop down onto the red planet on Wednesday 19th […]

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Constellations and Mythology

Constellations and Mythology The familiar constellations we see in the night sky are steeped with history and mythology. Cultures from across the world have always placed great importance in the night sky and this in turn inspired their myths, legends and stories. In this post we’ll explore some of the most interesting mythology surrounding the […]

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Why Name A Star?

Reasons To Name A Star You might ask, why should I name a star? Naming a star can be a perfect gift suitable for any occasion. If you’re looking for a unique, memorable and personalised gift for your loved one you can’t get much better than a name a star gift set! Birthdays Want to […]

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