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StarDate Radio: November 21 — More Edwin Hubble

Hubble Space Telescope has been peering deep into the universe for almost a quarter of a century. More »

StarDate Radio: November 20 — Edwin Hubble

[AUDIO: 3, 2, 1, and liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis on the final visit to enhance the vision of Hubble...]

When Atlantis headed toward Hubble Space Telescope back in 2009, its cargo included a basketball that the University of Chicago had used in a game against Indiana exactly a century earlier. More »

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Stargazing: November 20

The Sun is rising later and setting earlier each day as we head toward the winter solstice in December. It also travels lower across the southern sky. The shorter days and low Sun angle combine to make the weather colder. More »

StarDate Radio: November 19 — Big Bang

At the start of the 20th century, many astronomers thought the universe consisted only of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. More »

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Stargazing: November 19

The constellation Pisces passes across the south this evening. It consists of two delicate streamers of stars that join to form a V. The point of the V is sometimes called the Heavenly Knot. Star lore says it ties two fish together by their tails. More »

StarDate Radio: November 18 — COBE

In the days before remote controls and cable TV, changing the channel often took you through unused channels filled with static. More »

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Stargazing: November 18

The Pleiades star cluster passes high across the south at midnight. If you see the cluster out of the corner of your eye, it looks like a bright smudge of light. Look straight at it, though, and you will see six stars that form a tiny dipper. More »

StarDate Radio: November 17 — Great Wall

On the grandest of scales, the universe is like a spider web. More »

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Stargazing: November 17

The Milky Way arcs high across the eastern sky this evening. It stretches from brilliant yellow-orange Capella in the northeast, to the graceful outline of Cygnus, the swan, high overhead, to near the orange planet Mars in the southwest. More »

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