Messier Monday: The Methuselah of Messier Objects, M56

“There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad.” -Sophocles Imagine looking up at the night sky — able to survey the full depths of space — with eyes the size of saucers instead … Read moreMessier Monday: The Methuselah of Messier Objects, M56

Messier Monday: Messier's First Globular Cluster, M2

“God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.” –Bill Watterson Welcome back to another Messier Monday, only here on Starts With A Bang! With each new Monday, we take an in-depth look at a prominently visible random object from Messier’s catalogue … Read moreMessier Monday: Messier's First Globular Cluster, M2

Messier Monday: The Second Greatest Globular in Hercules, M92

“[T]he entire globe will soon be wrapped in a glowing envelope through which none of the magic of the Universe can be seen by the naked eye.” –George Eslinger Welcome to still another Messier Monday here on Starts With A Bang! Each Monday, we highlight a different one of the 110 deep-sky objects that make up the Messier … Read moreMessier Monday: The Second Greatest Globular in Hercules, M92

A relic from the primitive Universe… in our own backyard!

“We have been forced to admit for the first time in history not only the possibility of the fact of the growth and decay of the elements of matter. With radium and with uranium we do not see anything but the decay. And yet, somewhere, somehow, it is almost certain that these elements must be … Read moreA relic from the primitive Universe… in our own backyard!