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 why is it that it is the coldest here when we are actually closest to the sun?  It also seems this would have effected the placement of the religious winter holidays. Falcon 9 launch vehicle will test the Dragon Pressurized Capsule that will take crew up to ISS in coming years. Also, how do we clean up “space junk”, pieces of debris floating in space,  Russia has an idea. And don’t miss what to look for in the night sky this week. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk. [audio: st20101206.mp3]

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