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StarDate Radio: August 31 — Neptune at Opposition II

We’re at the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season right now — more hurricanes form around the first of September than at any other time. More »

StarDate Radio: August 30 — Neptune at Opposition

Big chunks of ice float atop Earth’s oceans: icebergs. More »

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Stargazing: August 30

Neptune is floating through Aquarius, the water bearer. The planet lines up opposite the Sun right now, so it rises around sunset and remains in view all night. It shines brightest for the year as well, although too faint to see with the eye alone. More »

StarDate Radio: August 29 — Hunting Planets IV

Hunting for exoplanets can take some patience. More »

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Stargazing: August 29

Countless lights fill the night sky, from stars and planets to airplanes and weather balloons. One of the brightest is the International Space Station, which is sometimes visible in the deep twilight before sunrise or after sunset. More »

StarDate Radio: August 28 — Hunting Planets III

It’s been only a couple of decades since astronomers discovered the first planets in other star systems. More »

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Stargazing: August 28

The Moon swims through the celestial “sea” tonight, a group of constellations related to water. As darkness falls, it is near the edge of Capricornus, which stretches to the right of the Moon. By the time the Moon sets, though, it will have moved into Aquarius, the water bearer. More »

StarDate Radio: August 27 — Hunting Planets II

MICHAEL ENDL: We are in the control room of the Harlan J. More »

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Stargazing: August 27

Taurus, the bull, is one of the highlights of the early morning sky. It clears the horizon by around 1 or 2 a.m. Near the tip of one of its horns is one of the most famous objects in the sky: the Crab Nebula, the wispy remnant of an exploded star. More »

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