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StarDate Radio: May 28 — Quasars

A quasar is an impressive contradiction. More »

StarDate Radio: May 27 — False Alarm

Astronomers in California are trying a new way to look for ET. More »

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Stargazing: May 27

Some of the bright lights of winter are dropping from the evening sky. Low in the west at nightfall, look for Procyon in Canis Minor, the little dog. And look to its upper right for the twins of Gemini above Venus, the “evening star.” More »

StarDate Radio: May 26 — Omega Centauri

Aliens live among us. More »

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Stargazing: May 26

About 160 known globular clusters orbit the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The biggest and brightest is Omega Centauri, which is low in the south in early evening. It may be the stripped core of a smaller galaxy that the Milky Way took over long ago. More »

StarDate Radio: May 25 — Alpha Centauri

The key to a star’s appearance and lifespan is its mass. More »

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Stargazing: May 25

The Moon is at first quarter at 12:19 p.m. CDT. At that moment, sunlight illuminates one-half of the lunar hemisphere that faces Earth. The Moon rises in early afternoon and stands high in the southwest at nightfall. More »

StarDate Radio: May 24 — Moon and Leo

Binary star systems are among an astronomer’s best friends. More »

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Stargazing: May 24

Leo’s brightest star, Regulus, stands above the Moon tonight. Algieba, a binary system that marks the lion’s forehead, is farther to the upper right of Regulus. More »

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