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Spring Fever Already?
This Wednesday will be the latest sunrise of 2011. It seems like winter is barely underway, but after Wednesday we can begin to look forw
Air Date: January 3, 2011
Astronomy Highlights of 2010
Looking back on a great year of astronomy, many events come to mind. Last week people were treated to a gorgeous lunar eclipse, but throu
Air Date: December 27, 2010
Exploring the Outer Reaches of Our Universe
Voyager 1 has been trekking for 33 years over 11 billion miles to get a good look at the outer planets of our solar system. It’s the fi
Air Date: December 20, 2010
The Geminid Meteor Shower is Here
(Photo by Flickr user: Andrew Meyers)
Air Date: December 13, 2010
The shortest day of the year is fast approaching
The earliest sunset of the year is fast approaching…. which means the days will begin to grow longer after we reach this point. But
Air Date: December 6, 2010
The 500th exoplanet discovered
Astronomers have discovered 508 planets including the eight in our solar system, but we aren’t really sure which is the 500th, due to t
Air Date: November 29, 2010
Will mass or size prove to make the larger dwarf planet?
(Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Brown (California Institute of Technology))
The award f
Air Date: November 22, 2010
Another test for commercial launch vehicle
(Photo Credit: Space.com)
The latest on the STS 133, which was due to launch about two wee
Air Date: November 14, 2010
Planets, Meteors, Comets and more
(Photo Credit: Space.com)
You might think the word ecliptic has somethi
Air Date: November 8, 2010
It’s time to turn back the clocks!
(Photo by Flickr User: Pringlehill)
Air Date: November 1, 2010
Sky Talk Survey
Would you go on a one-way trip to Mars knowing that you might not have a way to get back to earth?
Air Date: October 27, 2010
Commercial Space Flight Becoming a Reality
The first humanoid robot is heading into outer space. How human is it? It’s almost completely human-like with a human like head, torso
Air Date: October 25, 2010
Which asteroid has a history of frequently changing
Air Date: October 20, 2010
A Full Moon, Meteors and Asteroids
(Photo by Flickr User: Quinn Cowper)
Air Date: October 18, 2010
Test your knowledge:Question: What substance does not shrink when it freezes?Answer: Water! A stepping stone t
Air Date: October 13, 2010
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