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Rare ‘blue moon’ will light up the Halloween night sky

Between a once-in-a-lifetime comet and a near-miss with an extremely close asteroid, 2020 has been a strange year for outer space.

Moon may hold frozen water in more places than suspected

Scientists say the moon's shadowed, frigid nooks and crannies may hold frozen water in more places and in larger quantities than previously suspected.

Astronaut chooses daughter’s wedding over space test flight

The commander of Boeing's first astronaut flight has pulled himself off the crew.

Radish seeds, meats and cheeses launched to space station

A space station cargo ship is chasing after the International Space Station with a special food delivery.

ISS resupply rocket launch will be visible in North Carolina tonight

People in North Carolina, including the coast, looking skyward will catch a glimpse of the rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday.

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’s clouds

Astronomers looking at the atmosphere in neighboring Venus see something that might just be a sign of life.

Astronaut Jeanette Epps to be first Black woman to join ISS crew

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps will soon make history, becoming the first Black woman to live and work long-term aboard the International Space Station.

SpaceX launches 58 more Starlink satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket using a first stage making a record sixth flight thundered away from Cape Canaveral early Tuesday, lifting 58 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit along with three Planet-owned SkySat commercial reconnaissance satellites.

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Wilmington man receives 24 years in federal prison

A Wilmington, NC man was sentenced today to a total of 288 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a quantity of fentanyl and 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack). 

NHRMC to host blood drive in honor of girl with rare cancer

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is hosting a special blood drive for American Red Cross of the Cape Fear Area.

“Juno” star Elliot Page announces he is transgender

Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated actor known for roles in "Juno" and Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy," announced Tuesday that he is transgender.

Gov. Cooper: North Carolina preparing to receive, distribute COVID-19 vaccines

North Carolina is preparing to receive COVID-19 vaccines and has a plan to distribute them statewide.