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Lunar Eclipse Beckons
Despite the forecasted blast of arctic air heading our way Sunday – bundle up and brave the cold because the next opportunity to ta
Air Date: January 19, 2019
The more scientists learn about black holes, the more the findings confirm the warning: Speed kills.
The black hole ASASSN-14li lie
Air Date: January 12, 2019
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft continues its sojourn through the outer reaches of our solar system. For the next 20 months, it will
Air Date: January 5, 2019
Going, Going, Gone
Enjoy them while you can, because according to a new analysis of data from the Keck 10 meter telescope at Mauna Kea, Saturn’s rings
Air Date: December 26, 2018
Adieu to Voyager 2
41 years since it left Earth in the rear view mirror, NASA’s Voyager 2 bids adieu to our solar system. Earlier this week, engineers
Air Date: December 13, 2018
Shedding Light on the Dark Side of the Moon
China’s next lunar visitor Chang’e 4 is due to touch down on the far side of the moon on December 31st. If it succeeds in th
Air Date: December 10, 2018
Early Sunsets in Early December
Starting on Monday, December 3rd, we’ll embark on a ten-day period when sunset arrives around 4:35 in the afternoon, marking the ea
Air Date: December 3, 2018
NASA Touchdown On Mars
NASA’s InSight Lander is scheduled to set down on the surface of Mars on Monday, November 26th. As a fixed station, InSight will dr
Air Date: November 26, 2018
Hidden In Plain Sight
Our Milky Way has two very well known galactic companions: The Large and the Small Magellanic Clouds, irregular-shaped galaxies both abou
Air Date: November 19, 2018
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
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