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Did You Know?

Both Parsec & Light Year are measures of distance based on the orbit of Earth.

Sometimes the line defining the differences between Planets, Moons, Stars, and Suns becomes blurred. Find out when one type of planet can also be a moon, or when another type of planet can fail to become a star.

Of all the planets in the Solar system, only Mars and Venus have the potential to be terraformed (made like Earth), but such a task is not easy.

New Space Facts

Chart on Star Life Cycle

Scientists are cracking the age-old mystery of the stars. We already know so much about the star life cycle and which stars might harbor habitable worlds for humanity.

Space News

This section records some of the more interesting tidbits of space news.

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3D, scrollable, zoomable map of the Solar neighborhood


Stars in the NeighborHood space software
Your 3D astronomy software "power tools" await you.
  • Nearly 2 million alien sky views
  • Three 3D views
  • Our sun is easy to find in alien night skies
  • Point-and-click distance calculation between stars
  • Customizable with tags, star names, notes and more