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 It's easy to find Lyra, the harp, by first...

Radio Programs

Eagles Celestial eagles take wing Sunday, September 13, 2015
Vega A middle-aged star with a difference Saturday, June 6, 2015
Vega A glittering test subject in the summer sky Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Summer Triangle Bright stars shine through the moonlight Friday, June 13, 2014
Vega Stands High Crowning the early evening sky Saturday, September 7, 2013
Dusty Vega Stirring up dust around a bright star Friday, June 14, 2013
Older Vega A well-known star gets older Thursday, June 13, 2013
Future Beacons Lining up the North Stars Monday, July 23, 2012
More Vega The bright stars of the “ox boy” Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Vega A star that spins in a hurry Monday, July 9, 2012
Summer Triangle The brilliant Summer Triangle Sunday, July 8, 2012

Featured Images

Dusty Vega system
Dust Trap Friday, June 14, 2013
Current and future pole stars
Moving On Monday, July 23, 2012


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