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Astronomy

Cape Fear Museum offers astronomy program for children

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video The Cape Fear Museum offers fun and education program every Saturday in the Learning Center. This month children can learn about astronomy. Full story...
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Star Party kicks off North Carolina's Science Festival

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videoThe universe is still a vast mystery to us. A mystery most people just enjoy taking in. That's why over 700 people lined up at Airlie Gardens Friday night to do some star gazing. Star Parties around the state kicked off North Carolina's Science Festival. The goal is to get people more interested in science. Full story...
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Rare sight as Venus passes in front of sun tonight

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video If somebody had asked you a few days ago if you were excited about the "Transit of Venus," chances are you'd give them a funny look. It's an opportunity none of us will have again in our lifetime, and it's a sight that is truly out of this world. Full story...
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NASA finds planet that's just about right for life

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NASA has found a new planet outside our solar system that's eerily similar to Earth in key aspects. Full story...
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The 'Big Splat' theory: Scientists say Earth once had 2 moons, until they collided

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Astronomers theorize that the moons were formed about 4.5 billion years ago, when a giant planet smashed into Earth. Full story...
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Rare solstice eclipse darkens moon

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video Just days before Christmas we all received a very special treat this morning. For the first time in nearly 400 years, a lunar eclipse occurred during winter solstice at 2:41 a.m. Full story...
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