Astronomy

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Super Moon, Perseid Meteor Shower To Light Up Night Skies

If you’re scared of the dark, you can fear a little less tonight.

08/10/2014

This 19 August, 2004 NASA Solar and Heliospheric Administration (SOHO) image shows a solar flare(R) erupting from giant sunspot 649. The powerful explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection(CME) into space, but it was directed toward Earth. (Photo Credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pitt Professor Explains Importance Of 2012 Solar Flare Close Call

Could a solar flare knock out our access to the technology we use everyday? A local professor explains the chances and circumstances.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/28/2014

FILE PHOTO: A meteor (L) from the Geminids meteor shower enters the Earth's atmosphere past the stars Castor and Pollux (two bright stars, R) on December 12, 2009 above Southold, New York. (Photo Credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Meteor Shower Expected To Light Up The Sky Overnight

There’s a new meteor shower in town and it might even turn into a full-fledged storm.

05/23/2014

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Asteroid To Eclipse Star Thursday Morning

A super-rare sighting will take place this week.

03/18/2014

(Photo Credit: Image Credit: NASA/Advanced Concepts Lab)  This artist's rendering shows what capturing an asteroid could look like.

Huge Asteroid Flyby Expected Today

An asteroid so big it has its own moon will fly by the earth today, but you likely won’t be able to see it.

05/31/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Star Wars In Pittsburgh

May the fourth be with you! Pay homage to Star Wars this May 4th in a variety of ways. This group of Pittsburgh businesses will help you celebrate whether you are into collectable movie memorabilia, baking Star Wars themed treats for a Star Wars viewing party or in the mood to sit back and relax a movie about our galaxy and galaxies far, far away.

04/22/2013

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