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Spica

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

Resources

Virgo, the virgin

Virgo October 4, 2011

Radio Programs

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

Moon and Spica Eyeballing some changes in the sky December 15, 2014

Brighter A bright star gets even brighter November 3, 2014

Bright Deceptive lights in the dawn sky November 2, 2014

Moon and Spica Two stars with big futures June 7, 2014

Moon and Spica Violent scenarios for a binary star May 10, 2014

Moon and Spica A star of the first magnitude February 17, 2014

Moon and Spica Lining up a lunar encounter January 21, 2014

Moon and Spica Neighbors that stir things up April 23, 2013

Moon and Spica Giant tides on giant stars January 3, 2013

Venus and Spica A star that’s more than meets the eye November 16, 2012

Moon and Spica Two bright stars for the price of one July 24, 2012

More Saturn at Opposition Dabs of color in the night sky April 14, 2012

Moon, Saturn, and Spica Bracketing the horn of the dragon April 5, 2012

Moon, Saturn, and Spica A stellar weight-loss plan March 8, 2012

More Moon and Companions An exciting future for a pair of stars December 18, 2011

Saturn and Spica Eyeballing some changes in the sky October 29, 2011

Evening Lineup II A pair of “pointy” stars August 31, 2011

Moon and Companions Living under brilliant suns August 3, 2011

Moon and Spica A tiny measurement of a big distance July 7, 2011

Moon and Spica Paying a call on an old friend May 13, 2011

Moon and Spica Stirring up two stellar companions April 16, 2011

More Moon and Companions Fine-tuning the view of the heavens February 20, 2011