A brilliant night sky

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We’re less than one month out from summer solstice and there’s lots to offer in the night sky. On this week’s SkyTalk get some tips on finding the best view of the night sky this summer. Also, how can you can identify planets from stars and what planets might be more colorful than others? The answer has to do with light from the sun reflecting off the atmosphere of the planet or it has to do with the surface of the planet. You’ll also find out why certain parts of the moon look dark and some light. All this and more on this week’s SkyTalk.[audio: st20100524.mp3]

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