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HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips host Stargazer every Monday to discuss the latest developments in astronomy.

February 24 - March 1 2014 Stargazer: Weather Report From Mars

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Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch
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We’ve got Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Venus for viewing, the ISS passes over the islands and we learn about weather on Mars as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

Below, see material shot in August 2011 displaying warm-season weather on Mars. Scientists think it could demonstrate evidence of salty liquid water still active on the planet today:

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Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
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Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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