Astronomy vs. Astrology

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Astrologists and Astronomers may not see eye to eye on their chosen vocations and have different views on the so called ‘shift’  that has changed how certain months relate to different astrological signs. Due to a process called precession, a point in space has shifted changing the way we view astrological signs. However, Astrologers no longer use the strict astronomical sky to do their jobs. They have set up a system that divides the sky evenly among astronomical signs allowing them to continue determining peoples astrological charts. Also, a black hole large enough to swallow the solar system, some 54 million light years away in the center of galaxy M87. It is 6.6 billion times the mass of a star. But can you ever really see a black hole? And don’t miss what’s in the night sky this week. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.[audio: st20110124.mp3]

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