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StarDate: Moon And Saturn— Arriving at Fascination Destination

The Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft passed an important milestone back in March: It made its 100th close pass by Titan, the planet’s largest moon. Stardate has the details on how this was achieved.

06/10/2014

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StarDate: Evidence Of Life In A Rock From Mars

There’s no doubt that Mars was once much warmer and wetter than it is today — a fairly comfortable home for life. Stardate looks at the evidence of life in a rock on the red planet.

06/06/2014

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NASA Sending Experimental Saucer Into Earth’s Atmosphere Above Kauai

Folks in Hawaii should see a flying saucer in the skies above Kauai Thursday morning. It’s a NASA project meant to eventually help land heavy objects on Mars. Up until now parachutes have been used.

06/03/2014

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StarDate: Disappearing Cluster

The Beehive, M44, is one of the brightest star clusters in the sky with about 1,000 stars, but this StarDate segment explains that it’s evaporating before our eyes.

06/02/2014

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Google Plans To Launch Satellites To Expand Global Internet Access

Google’s latest efforts to expand Internet access around the world includes plans to launch over $1 billion worth in low-orbiting satellites.

06/02/2014

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NASA Partners With Los Gatos Company To Awaken ‘Zombie’ Space Explorer Launched In 1978

NASA, in a first-of-a kind agreement, has signed with Los Gatos based Skycorp to allow the group to attempt to contact and possibly command NASA’s International Sun-Earth Explorer-3.

05/23/2014

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StarDate: Moon, Venus, and Meteors

The hours between midnight and dawn tonight offer skywatchers both promise and potential. StarDate promises a beautiful encounter between the moon and the “morning star”.

05/23/2014

Memorial Day 2014 Meteor Shower

No Need For Telescope To Watch New Meteor Shower

Senior Contributing Editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine, Kelly Beatty, tells us why a potentially impressive meteor shower could be seen for the first time this Memorial Day Weekend.

05/23/2014

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StarDate: Looking For A New Meteor Shower

FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS McDONALD OBSERVATORY, AS HEARD ON KCBS RADIO WEEKDAYS @ 9:52 A.M., 7:35 P.M. & 2:52 A.M STARDATE 5/22/2014: A brand new meteor shower could light up the pre-dawn sky on […]

05/22/2014

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StarDate 5/21/2014: Looking For Distant Neighbors

The hinterlands of our solar system are tough to study. The objects beyond the realm of the planets are so far and small that it’s difficult to even find them.

05/21/2014

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