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StarDate Radio: March 30 — Moon and Regulus

The life of a close binary system is a matter of give and take. More »

StarDate Radio: March 29 — Moon and Jupiter

A giant lake spreads across the surface of Io, one of the big moons of Jupiter. More »

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Stargazing: March 29

Jupiter huddles close to the Moon tonight. The planet looks like a brilliant cream-colored star close to the upper left of the Moon at nightfall. More »

StarDate Radio: March 28 — Moon in the Middle

The gibbous Moon passes through the middle of a triangle of bright astronomical objects tonight: the planet Jupiter, the star Procyon, and the “twins” of Gemini. More »

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Stargazing: March 28

The gibbous Moon passes through the middle of a triangle of bright objects tonight: the planet Jupiter, the star Procyon, and the “twins” of Gemini. The brightest point of the triangle is Jupiter, which is to the left of the Moon as night falls. More »

StarDate Radio: March 27 — African Astronomy III

A worldwide consortium will soon decide where to build a globe-spanning telescope array that could study some of the most energetic objects and events in the universe. More »

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Stargazing: March 27

The Moon is at first quarter today. The label is a bit misleading because sunlight illuminates half of the hemisphere that faces our way. “First quarter” indicates that the Moon is one-quarter of the way through its cycle of phases. More »

StarDate Radio: March 26 — African Astronomy II

Some giant radio dishes in Africa are getting a second life — they’re being reborn as radio telescopes. More »

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Stargazing: March 26

The constellation Crater, the cup, is visible this month in the southeastern evening sky. Its stars are faint, so you need very dark skies to find it. To ancient European cultures, Crater represented the birthplace of storms. More »

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