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Going in Circles
This week, astronomers are studying a pair of stars that rotate around their common point once every 3 hours.
The stars are buried
Air Date: November 10, 2018
Enjoy an earlier sunrise starting Sunday morning, when our area reverts to Eastern Standard Time.
The earlier sunsets affords oppor
Air Date: November 2, 2018
Our sun, some 865,000 miles in diameter, rotates once every 30-35 days or so; fairly normal for a star like ours.
Contrast that wit
Air Date: October 29, 2018
International Observe the Moon Night
The naked eye is just fine – but if the night sky is clear this evening, the best way to view the moon is with a pair of binoculars
Air Date: October 20, 2018
Buried in the data from European Space Agency’s Gaia Survey satellite, astronomers from Leiden University in the Netherlands discov
Air Date: October 16, 2018
Scientists who confirmed the existence of 2015 TG387 out beyond the Kuiper Belt believe its orbit offers the best evidence of the existe
Air Date: October 9, 2018
When Push Comes to Shove
Gaia, a galactic surveyor spacecraft, has caught our galaxy doing “the wave!” Studies of one billion stars show a wave-like m
Air Date: October 1, 2018
Only Pluto Knows For Sure
A group of researchers, including the Principle Investigator for the New Horizons program, Alan Stern, have found that after a review of
Air Date: September 17, 2018
Starstruck by Star Trek
52 years ago, the television show Star Trek premiered! It spawned a whole new approach to space exploration and had an impact on
Air Date: September 11, 2018
Our Milky Way is thought to have originally formed shortly after the birth of the universe, 13.5 billion years ago. Built from the first
Air Date: September 3, 2018
Listen to “Lune”
NASA Science Visualization Labs’ Ernie Wright has created a beautiful visual compliment to De Bussey’s classic piano composition,
Air Date: August 27, 2018
On the Prowl for Planets
The successor to the highly successful Kepler planet-hunting satellite TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) sent the first data d
Air Date: August 20, 2018
Time to Start Spotting Sunspots
The current (approximately 11-year-long) Solar Cycle is about to come to an end. Several years of long stretches of days without sunspot
Air Date: August 13, 2018
A Plethora of Planets
Mars’ close approach is Tuesday, July 31. A large subglacial lake of (very salty) liquid water has been found on Mars. This conclus
Air Date: July 31, 2018
All in the Family
Scientists have discovered 12 more of Jupiter’s moons, bringing the planet’s total count to 79. There are 175 known moons in
Air Date: July 23, 2018
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