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astronomy

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A year's worth of (bad) astronomy facts

For most of 2012, Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy tweeted a random astronomy fact every day. To kick off 2013, you can read all of those facts in one place.

By Jan. 8, 2013

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Astronomy: It's not just for nighttime viewing

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series crawls up to 9,200 feet and gawks at the massive Dunn Solar Telescope in the tiny community of Sunspot.

By Apr. 23, 2012

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Ep. 1540: Astronomy is a girl's best friend

On today's show, we discover the universe's biggest diamond floating out there in space. Plus, the FCC is investigating why cell phone networks went down during this week's East Coast earthquake, especially with Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast even as we speak. Our BOL PSA to you: text, don't call. And also, be safe. Plus, Pandora makes some money and the most awkward voicemail session ever.

By Aug. 26, 2011

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Buzz Out Loud 1540: Astronomy is a girl's best friend (Podcast)

On today's show, we discover the universe's biggest diamond floating out there in space. Plus, the FCC is investigating why cell phone networks went down during this week's East Coast earthquake, especially with Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast even as we speak. Our BOL PSA to you: text, don't call. And also, be safe. Plus, Pandora makes some money and the most awkward voicemail session ever.

By Aug. 26, 2011

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Google Sky, Slooh bringing users live astronomy

Partnership will allow fans of Google's popular sky map to see near-real-time imagery of the sky, taken by users of Slooh's Internet-based observatory telescopes.

By Oct. 15, 2010

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Today only: Free astronomy apps for iPhone

To help commemorate today's anniversary of the moon landing, Carina Software is giving away a pair of astronomy apps--one for serious astronomers, the other for stargazers.

By Jul. 20, 2009

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SkyScout: the iPod of astronomy?

One of the most exciting products at this year's CES was the SkyScout. This handheld gizmo can identify and locate stars and other celestial objects in the night sky. Crave really, really wants one

Jan. 10, 2006

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Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May. 20, 2014

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Cold white dwarf star is 'Earth-size diamond in space'

A recently discovered and very unusual white dwarf star is so chilled out, it is essentially a giant floating piece of bling.

By Jun. 24, 2014