A distant galaxy may be smaller than it appears

A distant galaxy may be smaller than it appears

Skytalk is hosted by WHYY's Dave Heller. Each week he discusses the latest news in astronomy with Dr. Derrick H. Pitts of the Franklin Institute.

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Spring Ahead

Remember to advance your timepieces one hour before retiring Saturday night; Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday morning at 2:00 am. ...

Air Date: March 6, 2018

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This image was taken with Opportunity's navigation camera of a large dune on the way to Victoria

Rover Still Rovin’

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned images that clearly show thick layers of water ice just beneath the surface and ext ...

Air Date: February 26, 2018

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What’s in a Name?

Eighty-six new star names have been approved by the International Astronomical Union, an association of professional astronomers. The nam ...

Air Date: January 9, 2018

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Earliest Sunset

Sunset comes at 4:35pm this week, then gradually later and later, though it won’t be until early January before we really start to ...

Air Date: December 4, 2017

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