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A blue-white giant star 250 light-years away in the constellation Virgo.


Virgo, the virgin

Virgo October 4, 2011

Radio Programs

Moon and Spica Closing the distance to a star August 5, 2019

Moon and Spica A pair of bright stellar “eggs” June 12, 2019

Moon and Spica A double dose of starlight December 29, 2018

Venus and Spica A bright pairing in the dawn sky November 13, 2018

Moon and Spica Heating up a beautiful star August 15, 2018

Moon and Companions Siblings that have an impact July 19, 2018

Moon and Spica A star with an important history May 25, 2018

Moon and Spica Two stars with different fates April 27, 2018

Moon and Spica Learning about a bright stellar duo June 4, 2017

Moon and Spica Different fates for stellar siblings May 8, 2017

Moon and Spica Shifting the starry background August 7, 2016

Moon and Spica Two stars play a cosmic duet June 14, 2016

Moon and Spica Giant tides on giant stars May 17, 2016

Moon and Spica Living under brilliant suns March 24, 2016

Moon and Spica The end of a long journey February 26, 2016

Venus and Spica A star that’s more than meets the eye December 1, 2015

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

Moon and Spica Safety first around an amazing star March 7, 2015

Moon and Spica A touch of fall near the Moon February 7, 2015

Featured Images

Moon and Spica, evening of June 12, 2019

Double Giant June 12, 2019