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HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips hosted Stargazer on Mondays to discuss the latest developments in astronomy. Stargazer is no longer in production. The last episode aired on Oct. 16, 2023.

August 4 - 10 2014 Stargazer: Gamma Rays & Novas

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got a pair of sunset planets to look for, a meteor shower is happening and we learn about a new discovery relating to gamma rays as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips  for this week’s Stargazer report.

Credit NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/ Conceptual Image Lab
What is a nova? In this rendering, the star V407 Cyg explodes in a nova while circling a neighboring red giant star in a still from a NASA animation depicting the star explosion detected in 2010.

See the related NASA animation:

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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