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StarDate Radio: September 2 — World War II

AUDIO:[voice of Adolph Hitler...]

75 years ago today, Adolph Hitler was trying to explain to the world why Germany had invaded Poland just the day before. More »

StarDate Radio: September 1 — Paper Black Holes

A scientific paper that was published 75 years ago doesn’t sound like much to get excited about. More »

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Stargazing: September 1

Antares, the bright orange heart of Scorpius, the scorpion, stands to the lower left of the Moon at nightfall. The bright planets Mars and Saturn are farther to the Moon’s lower right. More »

StarDate Radio: August 31 — Moon and Planets

The weekend wraps up with a beautiful display in the evening sky tonight: a tight grouping of the Moon and the bright planets Mars and Saturn. More »

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Stargazing: August 31

The weekend wraps up with a tight grouping of the Moon and the bright planets Mars and Saturn. Yellow-orange Mars is close to the lower left of the Moon at nightfall, with golden Saturn about the same distance to the lower right of the Moon. More »

StarDate Radio: August 30 — Panhu

A couple of ancient star patterns wheel low across the south on summer nights. More »

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Stargazing: August 30

A couple of ancient star patterns wheel low across the south on summer nights. The teapot of Sagittarius is due south at nightfall, with the wide triangle of Capricornus far to its left, in the southeast. More »

StarDate Radio: August 29 — Cat’s Eye Nebula

From his private observatory in South London, William Huggins was examining one of the most intriguing objects in the night sky — an elongated blob that resembles a cat’s eye. More »

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Stargazing: August 29

The Cat’s Eye Nebula is high in the north right now, wrapped in the coils of Draco, the dragon. It’s visible through a small telescope. It represents the colorful glow of a dying star, which is expelling its outer layers into space. More »

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