The Year in Astronomy

(Photo Credit: NASA)

Derrick Pitts and host Dave Heller highlight the biggest stories in astronomy in 2011. Including Earth-like planets discovered outside of our solar system, detecting water inside our solar system, two of the largest black holes ever imagined and advances in space flight as SpaceX makes its first commercial space flight in 2012. Also, don’t miss what’s in the night sky this week. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.[audio: st20111226.mp3]

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