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Canadian Darryl Archer begins observing celestial objects during the first evening of the six-day Winter Star Party Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, on Scout Key, Fla.  (Source: Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Astronomers Keep Eyes To The Sky At Fla. Keys Winter Star Party

Hundreds of professional and amateur astronomers are aiming their telescopes on southern constellations, stars, planets and even the International Space Station in the lower Florida Keys.

CBS4–02/05/2013

In this handout photo provided by NASA, a Solar and Heliospheric Observatory image shows Region 486 that unleashed a record flare last week (lower left) November 18, 2003 on the sun. The spot itself cannot yet be seen but large, hot, gas-filled loops above this region are visible. These post-flare loops are still active.  (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Solar Storm Not Nearly As Bad As Could Have Been

Our high-tech world seems to have weathered a solar storm that was still showing signs of life late Thursday.

CBS4–03/09/2012

In this handout photo provided by NASA, a Solar and Heliospheric Observatory image shows Region 486 that unleashed a record flare last week (lower left) November 18, 2003 on the sun. The spot itself cannot yet be seen but large, hot, gas-filled loops above this region are visible. These post-flare loops are still active.  (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Massive Solar Storm Races Toward Earth

A massive solar storm on the sun is about to have a major impact on earth. Radioactive particles from solar flares may soon start messing with everything from electricity to GPS systems. Fluctuations to some electrical power grids may also be experienced.

CBS4–03/08/2012

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