Astrochemistry

Astrochemistry is a relatively new area, which is halfway between astronomy, physics and chemistry, having as its main focus the study of the formation, destruction and abundance of molecules in …

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Vega (star)

Vega (Star) . ( Alpha Lyrae ). It is the fifth brightest star in the night sky and second in the northern hemisphere after Arthur . Vega is a white star , the brightest in the constellation Lyre. It is relatively close to the Solar System , …

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Icarus (star)

Icarus is a blue supergiant discovered in April 2018. It is the most distant star ever detected, located 9 billion light-years from Earth . The light that is currently reaching Earth was emitted …

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Wolf-Rayet

The stars of Wolf-Rayet or Wolf-Rayet stars are stars massive, warm and evolved almost to the end of its cycle. They have an intense loss of material associated with strong stellar winds, they have a …

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VY Canis Majoris

VY Canis Majoris , also known as VY CMa or VY Canis Majoris (VY CMa abbreviation in English) is the star and largest of the brightest in the sky night. It’s a red hypergiant star located in the constellation of Canis Major . At the …

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Summer Triangle

The Summer Triangle is a set of three stars visible in the summer night sky in the northern hemisphere. It is made up of the stars Altair , Deneb and Vega , all of them of the first magnitude , connecting the …

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Winter triangle

The Winter Triangle is one of the most prominent figures in the winter sky of the northern hemisphere. It is made up of the stars Sirius , Procyon and Betelgeuse , all of them of the first magnitude , connecting the …

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