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StarDate 8/13/2014: Scanning The ‘Barcode’ Of The Sun

Until the middle of the 19th century, the stars were little more than mysterious points of light. Astronomers could plot a star’s position in the sky, or record changes in its brightness, but that was about all

08/13/2014

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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 7/9/2014: 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

An artist's rendering of the planet (NASA)

Santa Cruz Scientists Discover Earth-Like Planet

Astronomers say they have for the first time spotted a planet beyond our own in what is sometimes called the Goldilocks zone for life: Not too hot, not too cold. Juuuust right.

CBS San Francisco–09/30/2010

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