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A blue-white supergiant star 1,600 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. It is the constellation’s brightest star and the most-distant bright star visible to the unaided eye. It forms one point of the large Summer Triangle.

Radio Programs

Deneb Circling around a giant star August 2, 2016

Deceptive Giant A star that’s more impressive than it looks June 26, 2015

Two Ways to Die Two ways to make a supernova June 14, 2015

Even Brighter A couple of brilliant ways to die November 4, 2014

Summer Triangle Bright stars shine through the moonlight June 12, 2014

Northern Cross A star pattern with a double identity December 22, 2012

Future Beacons Lining up the North Stars July 22, 2012

Summer Triangle The brilliant Summer Triangle July 7, 2012

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Current and future pole stars

Moving On July 23, 2012