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An artist's conception of Kepler-78b orbiting its parent star once every 8.5 hours. (Source: NASA.gov/Cfa: David A. Aguilar)

Scientists Discover First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet Like Ours

Scientists have found a planet way out in the cosmos that’s close in size and content to Earth — an astronomical first.

CBS Miami–10/30/2013

(Source: CBSMiami/Dave Game) the 2011 Supermoon rises over Miami

Super Moon Over Miami This Weekend

Wanna get mooned? Sunday is the perfect time because the sky will be lit by a “supermoon”, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.

CBS Miami–06/21/2013

MIAMI (CBS4) - NASA images of Asteroid 1998 QE2. (Source: NASA)

Asteroid With Its Own Moon Passing By Earth Friday

NASA is preparing for a close encounter of the asteroid kind Friday afternoon when Asteroid 1998 QE2 drops by the earth.

CBS Miami–05/31/2013

(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

Meteor spotted over South Florida.  Courtesy: Mariana Martinez)

Meteor Provides Light Show Over South Florida

Sunday night, residents across South Florida who were looking up at the sky may have seen something quite different, a light show provided by a meteor hitting the Earth’s atmosphere.

CBS Miami–02/18/2013

Depiction of asteroid DA 14. (Source: NASA.Gov)

Asteroid Makes Closest Approach To Earth In Recorded History

It’s not going to hit us but a 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth Friday, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites. It will be the nearest known flyby for an object of this size in recorded history.

CBS4–02/14/2013

File image of a solar flare. (HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Solar Storm Barreling Toward Earth This Weekend

The space weather forecast for Earth looks a bit stormy this weekend, but scientists said not to worry.

CBS4–07/13/2012

(Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltec via Getty Images)

Space Rock To Fly By Earth Thursday Night

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s actually a “potentially hazardous” asteroid the size of a city block.

CBS4–06/14/2012

(Source: CBSMiami/Dave Game) the 2011 Supermoon rises over Miami

Super Moon Over Miami Tonight

Wanna get mooned? Saturday night is the perfect time because following sunset on Saturday, the sky will be lit by a “supermoon”, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.

CBS4–05/05/2012

(Source: CBSMiami/Dave Game) the 2011 Supermoon rises over Miami

Super Moon Expected This Weekend

Those fearful of a full moon might want to stay inside Saturday night to avoid the “Super Moon.” May’s full moon will hit on Saturday night into Sunday and is called a “super Moon” and will appear as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full Moons of 2012

CBS4–05/03/2012

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