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Dave Lawrence

October 6 - 12, 2014 Stargazer: The X-37B Returns

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Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch
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We have Venus in our morning sky, Saturn and Mars at dusk, Jupiter after midnight and the X-37B “secret” Air Force space plane among things to look for, plus an update on a moon in our solar system we recently heard about, as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell
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This graphic is a composite of three views, collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, demonstrating the changes relating to the unusual feature in Ligeia Mare, a giant hydrocarbon ocean that is on Saturn's enormous moon Titan.

This video also explains the phenomenon.

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