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North Texans Stay Up Late In Awe Of Blood Moon Vision

Dozens of people gathered at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas early Tuesday morning to see the first of a series of eclipses so rare it usually happens only once every several hundred years.

CBS 11–04/15/2014

LAKE MEAD NRA, NV - AUGUST 12: Perseid meteors fall as a satellite passes across the sky early August 12, 2008 near Rogers Spring in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Perseid shower because it appears 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. Tuesday morning was considered the peak of the shower, which is visible every August. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Perseid Meteor Shower Streaks Across North Texas Skies

Nature’s fireworks are filling the skies tonight as the Perseid meteor shower hits its peak.

08/11/2013

An image produced by the Hubble telescope of the perfectly 'edge-on' galaxy, or NGC 4013. (credit: Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers)

North Texas Astronomers May Be Watching Birth Of A Planet

Astronomers say they may have spotted a new planet being born. University of North Texas Astronomer Ron Dilulio said the action is happening in an area 335 light years away.

CBSDFW.COM–03/01/2013

(credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

North Texas Students Show Curiosity In Mars

After the Curiosity rover landed on Mars, there’s been renewed interest in space. High school teachers across the country are seizing on that to bring astronomy into the classroom.

10/02/2012

Dallas amateur astronomer George Hall captured this image of an apparent impact on Jupiter while recording video telescope observations of the planet on Sept. 10, 2012, from Dallas Texas. (Photo courtesy George Hall/George's Astrophotography)

Local Astronomer Captures Jupiter Fireball

A Dallas astronomer is apparently the only person in the world who caught on video what looks like an explosion on the planet Jupiter this week.

09/12/2012

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Giant Asteroid Could Pose Threat To Earth In 2040

Scientists are keeping a close eye on a big asteroid that may pose an impact threat to Earth in a few decades.

02/28/2012

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Astronomers Seeing More Planets Than Stars

The more astronomers look for other worlds, the more they find that it’s a crowded and crazy cosmos.

01/11/2012

Check Out the Northern Lights!

While most of us will never see them in person, folks that live in Canada get to check out the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights.  It’s the area where the Earth’s magnetic field interacts […]

CBS 11–09/27/2011