Astronomy @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/astronomy Interested in learning about the wonders beyond the Earth's atmosphere? The astronomy site aims to furnish you with the information you need, whether it be the mysterious properties of black holes or the origins of the universe itself. en-us Copyright 2018 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:18:06 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Astronomy @ BellaOnline http://astronomy.bellaonline.com Lagoon Nebula (M8) http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art305734.asp Barely visible to the unaided eye, Messier 8 (M8) the Lagoon Nebula lies about five thousand light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. It's over a hundred light years across, an enormous turbulent stellar nursery. Sun, 11 Nov 2018 07:00:00 EST Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art305723.asp 2018 was the 10th anniversary of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards. The Royal Observatory Greenwich first hosted them in 2009. But this year the event was in the National Maritime Museum, and the 2018 images - plus some great past winners - are on exhibition in a brand new gallery. Sun, 4 Nov 2018 17:00:00 EST Libra the Scales http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art305694.asp Lying between Virgo and Scorpius in the zodiac, Libra is an ancient constellation. The stars now represent a weighing scale, as they did four thousand years ago in Babylon. But how did its brightest stars come to have names related to a scorpion's claws? Sun, 28 Oct 2018 12:47:46 EST