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StarDate Radio: August 20 — Great Red Spot III

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot appears to be on a diet. More »

StarDate Radio: August 19 — Great Red Spot II

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot may have been around for centuries. More »

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Stargazing: August 19

The Northern Crown is a semicircle of stars next to Bootes, the herdsman. Look west around 10 p.m. for yellow-orange Arcturus, the brightest star in Bootes. The Northern Crown stands above Arcturus, outlined by seven moderately bright stars. More »

StarDate Radio: August 18 — Great Red Spot

Astronomers have been looking at Jupiter through their telescopes for more than four centuries. More »

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Stargazing: August 18

The giant planet Jupiter is just beginning a year-long arc across the night sky. The brilliant planet is low in the east at first light, a little above even brighter Venus. More »

StarDate Radio: August 17 — More Venus and Jupiter

The two brightest objects in the night sky other than the Moon will stand side by side at dawn tomorrow like a pair of headlights. More »

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Stargazing: August 17

Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest objects in the night sky other than the Moon, will stand side by side quite low in the eastern sky at dawn tomorrow. Venus is the brighter of the two. More »

StarDate Radio: August 16 — Planet Pairings

Two pairs of planets are teaming up the next few days — Venus and Jupiter at dawn, and Mars and Saturn in the evening. More »

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Stargazing: August 16

The planets Mars and Saturn are low in the southwest as night falls. Mars shines yellow-orange, with pale golden Saturn to its upper left. Mars and Saturn are almost equally bright right now, with the difference between them just a few percent. More »

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