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StarDate 8/7/2014: Getting To Know The Neighbors

A few of our stellar neighbors are hard to miss. Vega, which passes high overhead on August evenings, is just 25 light-years away. And Sirius, the brightest star in all the night sky, is nine light-years away.

08/07/2014

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StarDate 8/6/2014: Taking A Census Of Our Stellar Neighborhood

In a time when astronomers are studying galaxies that are billions of light-years away, you might think that we know everything there is to know about our own cosmic neighborhood.

08/06/2014

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StarDate 7/23/2014: Visiting The Cool Mountains Of Venus

There’s nothing like a trip to the mountains to escape the summer heat — whether you’re here on Earth or on Venus, our nearest planetary neighbor.

07/23/2014

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15 Things To Do In The Bay Area, Mostly Free: Peanuts, Tamales, Earthquakes and Art!–July 27-August 2nd

Tamales, free music, and the art of our city are among many things to do this week, and most are free!

07/22/2014

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15 Things To Do In The Bay Area — Mostly Free– Week Of July 20th-28th

A local running of the bulls, comedians, Pub Crawl, and flea markets — just some of the 15 things to do this week, mostly free!

07/18/2014

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StarDate 7/17/2014: The Night Of The Living Dead Stars

A white dwarf sounds harmless enough. It’s the small, dead core of a once-normal star like the Sun. But to a close companion star, a white dwarf is anything but harmless.

07/17/2014

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StarDate 7/16/2014: Cosmic Missiles Slam Into Jupiter

Our solar system can be a dangerous place. The most striking evidence of that came 20 years ago today, when the first fragment of a shattered comet blasted the planet Jupiter.

07/16/2014

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StarDate 7/10/2014: Mars And Spica

A bright star and a brighter planet are staging a beautiful encounter in the evening sky. They’re quite close together tonight, and will pass even closer over the next few nights.

07/10/2014

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StarDate 7/9/2014: A Glittering Test Subject In The Summer Sky

Over the decades, when astronomers wanted a subject for testing new techniques for studying the stars, they frequently turned to Vega, the brightest star of Lyra, the harp.

07/09/2014

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