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Take a bite out of the Milky Way this month



May is Milky Way month and before your mouth starts to water we don’t mean the candy bar. If you look out to the horizon and nothing obstructs your view you can see the hazy band of light that is the Milky Way. On this week’s SkyTalk Derrick Pitts gives you tips on how to get the best view. If we look out beyond what we can view in the night sky, what about sending a message into space? Did you know that an interstellar greeting card was sent into space by NASA? Find out how you can get a signal into space with a simple flash light.

Image Credit: Space.com

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