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STAR TRAK for March 2011

Mercury will make its best evening appearance of the year in March. It will become visible to the unaided eye during the second week of the month about 40 minutes after sunset, almost directly below much brighter ...

Mar 02, 2011 3 / 5 (1) 0

Planet affects a star's spin

The discovery of a hot Jupiter exoplanet that transfers orbital momentum to its host star may hold the key to a clearer understanding of the evolution of common planetary systems, according to findings presented ...

Jan 13, 2011 4.3 / 5 (6) 4 | with audio podcast

STAR TRAK for January 2011

As the new year begins, Jupiter will be the only planet visible after sunset, about halfway up the sky in the south-southwest. It will dominate the evening sky as the brightest object in view. January will ...

Jan 04, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Jupiter gets its stripe back

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers using three telescopes atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii have recorded the return of a unique belt on Jupiter that periodically fades from dark brown to white. It's most recent fade-out ...

Nov 25, 2010 4.5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast