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4 weeks ago
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Blue moon? Friday’s celestial event comes with a catch

This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe.
Cape Fear Museum offers astronomy program for children
1 year ago
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Cape Fear Museum offers astronomy program for children

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

The 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.
Rare sight as Venus passes in front of sun tonight
3 years ago
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Rare sight as Venus passes in front of sun tonight

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.
NASA finds planet that’s just about right for life
4 years ago
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NASA finds planet that’s just about right for life

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

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

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.