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