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Scientists discover Earth-size planet that could sustain life

A newly discovered Earth-size planet that could sustain life is poised to become Earth's closest stellar neighbor in a cosmic "blink of the eye."
Artist's concept of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flying by 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1, 2019. Early observations hint at the Kuiper Belt object being either a binary orbiting pair or a contact (stuck together) pair of nearly like-sized bodies with diameters near 12 and 11 miles. (Photo: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Carlos Hernandez)
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NASA seeks nickname for tiny, icy world on solar system edge

NASA is seeking a nickname for a tiny, icy world on the edge of the solar system that's the next destination for New Horizons, the spacecraft that surveyed Pluto.
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LOOK UP: 2017 Orionid Meteor shower peaks this weekend

It's time for another meteor shower! Watch little bits of Halley's Comet streak by during the Orionid shower this weekend.
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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.
Harvest Moon
2 months ago
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What is the Harvest Moon and why it will be unique this year?

The Harvest Moon is the first full moon that is closest to the autumnal equinox, but this year's moon will be a little later than usual.
Donald Trump NASA
8 months ago
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Trump signs bill authorizing NASA funding, Mars exploration

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that adds exploration of Mars as a NASA goal.
9 months ago
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Full moon, comet starring in night sky show this weekend

A full moon and comet share double billing in a special night sky show this weekend.
2 years 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
3 years 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
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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.