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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

A scene from the new Planet of the Apes film, set in San Francisco. (Courtesy: 20th Century Fox)

‘Planet Of The Apes’ Movie Premieres In San Francisco, Despite Limited Filming Within City

It was lights, camera, but not much action for San Francisco as a new Planet of the Apes film premiered Thursday night at the Palace of Fine Arts.

06/26/2014

A mosaic of earth compiled from selfies taken on Earth Day 2014 (GigaPan/NASA)

NASA Releases Stunning ‘Global Selfie’ Taken On Earth Day

On April 22nd, NASA asked people around the globe to snap a photo of their location on the planet at that point and on Thursday they released the results of that world-wide photo hunt, a mosaic selfie of our planet as seen from space.

05/22/2014

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StarDate 4/30/2014: A Giant Planet Near The Head Of The Water Snake

Hydra, the water snake, slithers low across the sky on spring evenings. Its faint head is in the southwest at nightfall. Last year, astronomers reported the discovery of a giant planet orbiting a star that’s not far from the head.

04/30/2014

An artist's concept of the new planet dubbed Kepler-37b. (NASA)

Kepler Telescope Finds Smallest Planet Yet Outside Solar System

Astronomers have found the smallest planet yet outside of our solar system.

02/20/2013

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