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Saturn pulls ahead of Jupiter in the number of moons detected – current score: 82 to 79
Researchers recently announce
Air Date: October 12, 2019
Saturday, October 5th is the 132nd birth anniversary of rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard. His was the first liquid-fueled rocket to prove
Air Date: October 5, 2019
Looking for Goldilocks
Weeks ago, an announcement about the discovery on an exoplanet where it appeared possible for an atmosphere with precipitation to exist l
Air Date: September 28, 2019
What’s in a name?
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is putting out the call on its 100th anniversary to name an exoplanet and its star.
Air Date: September 14, 2019
The TV series ‘Star Trek’ premiered 53 years ago. The original series only lasted three seasons on prime time, but really hit
Air Date: September 7, 2019
India Targets South Pole (of the Moon)
After a four-week journey from earth, the Indian Space Research Organization announced its Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft successfully entered
Air Date: August 31, 2019
Sirious, also known as the “Dog Star”, is visible in the pre-dawn sky this time of year; hence the term “dog days of su
Air Date: August 24, 2019
Nano-Sized Needle in a Huge Haystack
Nuclear Physicist Gunther Korschinek and his team of researchers from Technical University of Munich sifted through half-a-ton of snow fr
Air Date: August 17, 2019
Laying in Wait
Tardigrades, also called water bears because of their microscopic teddy or panda bear-like appearance have been known to exist in a dorma
Air Date: August 10, 2019
Newly Discovered Exoplanets of Note
GJ 357d is one of three planets found orbiting a tiny (300,000 miles diameter) M-type star 31 light years away.
This so-called R
Air Date: August 3, 2019
Halfway to Autumn
Upcoming cross-quarter day on August 1 is known as LoafMass: A celebration of the first loaves of bread from the first harvests of wheat
Air Date: July 27, 2019
It Was 50 Years Ago Today
Today, July 20th, marks the 50th anniversary of mankind’s giant leap.
At 4:17 p.m. (EDT) The Apollo 11 lunar module touched
Air Date: July 20, 2019
Planet + Renegade Moon = Ploonet
A new study suggests that moons of some exoplanets might be pulled away from their planet parents to become independent star orbiters
Air Date: July 13, 2019
Happy Independence Day…& Aphelion
There will be a total Solar Eclipse Tuesday July 2nd in Chile and Argentina. The Exploratorium in San Francisco will cover the eclipse li
Air Date: June 29, 2019
50 Years On
“The Apollo Chronicles” by regional producer Rotfeld Productions premieres at The Franklin Institute next week at Night Skies
Air Date: June 8, 2019
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