In many science fiction stories, we hear the term star system that mostly refers to a star and its planets. This is often used interchangeably with the term solar system. But after some research I ...
Ternary (or trinary) stars are not the same as triple stars. So, what is the basic ...
There are various modes of Cepheids like single modes: fundamental (F), first overtone (1O), and likewise. And then we have double modes: F/1O, 1O/2O etc. triple modes: 1O/2O/3O etc. ...
How do scientists know there are about 300 billion stars in a galaxy and there are about 100 billion galaxies?
Just to think about this is mind boggling. But how do scientist get these numbers? What technology/system/theory do they they use?
Pluto is no longer a member of the planets in the solar system. Why was it disqualified as a planet? What is the criteria for classifying an Astronomical Object as a Planet? Does this criteria ...