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A blue-white star 26 light-years away in the constellation Lyra; a dust disk that surrounds it may harbor a planet.


Lyra, the Harp

Lyra, the Harp May 25, 2010

Radio Programs

Vega Getting the right angle on a star June 1, 2016

Eagles Celestial eagles take wing September 12, 2015

Vega A middle-aged star with a difference June 5, 2015

Vega A glittering test subject in the summer sky July 8, 2014

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

Vega Stands High Crowning the early evening sky September 6, 2013

Dusty Vega Stirring up dust around a bright star June 13, 2013

Older Vega A well-known star gets older June 12, 2013

Future Beacons Lining up the North Stars July 22, 2012

More Vega The bright stars of the “ox boy” July 9, 2012

Vega A star that spins in a hurry July 8, 2012

Summer Triangle The brilliant Summer Triangle July 7, 2012

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Dusty Vega system

Dust Trap June 14, 2013

Current and future pole stars

Moving On July 23, 2012