Kim Ann Zimmermann
Kim Ann Zimmermann is a contributor to Space.com and sister site Live Science, writing mainly evergreen reference articles that provide background on myriad scientific topics, like the constellations, astronauts, climate, culture and medicine. Her work can also be found at Business News Daily and KM World. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Glassboro State College.
Reference Cancer the Crab is the dimmest constellation of the Zodiac yet it contains one of the brightest star clusters.
Reference The Scorpius constellation is one of the 13 zodiac constellations and one of the brightest constellations in the sky. We explore the Scorpion in more detail here.
Reference Sally Ride was the first American woman to go into space. She made two shuttle flights and later became a champion for science education and a role model for generations.
Reference Io is Jupiter's fifth moon and its third-largest. It is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
Reference The Orion Constellation — named after the hunter in Greek mythology — is found on the celestial equator and is a prominent constellation in the night sky.
Astronomer Giovanni Cassini discovered four of Saturn's moons, determined the distance from Earth to Mars and made successful measurements of longitude.
Ophiuchus is a fairly large and rambling constellation, but it is one of the least well-known.