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CATHEDRAL GORGE STATE PARK, NV - AUGUST 12: Perseid meteors streak across the sky on August 12, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Season For Meteor Showers Just Days Away

The summertime brings a great chance for stargazers to catch meteor showers.

07/21/2014

(Source: http://science.nasa.gov)

Comet Making Closest Approach Ever Of Earth

Stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see a recently discovered comet because its closer to Earth than its ever been before.

CBS4–03/05/2013

(Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Capt. Kirk’s ‘Vulcan’ Top Name For New Pluto Moons

An online vote to name Pluto’s two newest, itty-bitty moons is over. And the winner is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series.

CBS4–02/25/2013

(Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Contest Seeks Underworldly Names For 2 Pluto Moons

Pluto’s two tiniest moons need a name and you can help, but you’ll need to dig deep into mythology.

CBS4–02/12/2013

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

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NASA Releases First Hi-Res Images From Mars Rover

NASA has released the first full-resolution images from Curiosity, which arrived on Mars late Sunday after an eight-month commute from Earth.

CBS Miami–08/09/2012

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Lower Keys Hosts Winter Star Party

With stars in their eyes and a sea breeze at their backs, nearly 600 professional and amateur have gathered in the lower Florida Keys for the 28th annual Winter Star Party.

CBS4–02/22/2012

(Source: science.nasa.gov)

Dazzling Spectacle In The Sky

Be sure to look to the sky next week for an amazing celestial show.

CBS4–12/13/2010

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