Skyview App

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An amazing application! If you want to know more about the stars in the night sky that can be viewed from the naked eye, then do check it out. It also tells you where the planets are.

It can calibrate itself to your location and if you use the app on the night sky, it will point out the stars, constellations and other information by using the camera of your phone.

Pretty interesting. I had been wondering about a star in the sky, turns out it is named Capella in the Auriga constellation. 😊

Searching for Planet 9!?

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The Australian National University (ANU) has called on to amateur astronomers support to help find a new planet in the Solar System. This project, named Planet 9, is led by ANU astrophysicist Dr. Brad Tucker.

According to the reports, Planet 9 is predicted to be a super Earth, about 10 times the mass and up to four times the size of our planet. It’s going to be cold and far away, and about 800 times the distance between Earth and the sun. It’s pretty mysterious.

The task is not complicated. The main job for the astronomers will be to spot the difference and mark it. Then the ANU team will take care of the rest. People will also be on the lookout of other planets, asteroids and mystery objects while looking through the images, and if anyone is able to find a new planet or object, they will be allowed to give a name to that object. (Oh. I can think a lot of amazing names. 😛)

Read the full article here.