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A solar flare is seen erupting from the sun. (Photograph by: NOAA/National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center, Getty Images)

Strong Solar Storm Heading To Earth; May Cause Disturbances In Satellite, Radio Transmissions

A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.

09/12/2014

This NASA image is the projected flight path of 2014 RC. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Recently Discovered Asteroid To Zoom Past Earth Sunday Night

NASA says the space rock — known as 2014 RC — will pass closest to earth above New Zealand around 11:18 a.m. Sunday. The asteroid is estimated at roughly 60 feet wide. It was first discovered on August 31st by researchers near Tucson, according to NASA.

09/05/2014

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StarDate 8/7/2014: Getting To Know The Neighbors

A few of our stellar neighbors are hard to miss. Vega, which passes high overhead on August evenings, is just 25 light-years away. And Sirius, the brightest star in all the night sky, is nine light-years away.

08/07/2014

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NASA Sending Experimental Saucer Into Earth’s Atmosphere Above Kauai

Folks in Hawaii should see a flying saucer in the skies above Kauai Thursday morning. It’s a NASA project meant to eventually help land heavy objects on Mars. Up until now parachutes have been used.

06/03/2014

A mosaic of earth compiled from selfies taken on Earth Day 2014 (GigaPan/NASA)

NASA Releases Stunning ‘Global Selfie’ Taken On Earth Day

On April 22nd, NASA asked people around the globe to snap a photo of their location on the planet at that point and on Thursday they released the results of that world-wide photo hunt, a mosaic selfie of our planet as seen from space.

05/22/2014

SpaceX Rocket Launch

SpaceX Cargo Ship Returns To Earth From Space Station With Nearly 2-Tons Of Experiments, Equipment

The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.

05/18/2014

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center

Environmentalists Protest Recycling Center Closures During SF Earth Day Breakfast At City Hall

As an Earth Day breakfast was under way Tuesday morning at San Francisco City Hall, a group of recyclers, environmentalists and other community advocates were protesting closures of community-based recycling centers.

04/22/2014

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5 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In The South Bay

Don’t miss these 5 ideas for South Bay activities and groups to help you celebrate the spirit of Earth Day 2013.

CBS San Francisco–04/18/2013

Eye On The Bay - Chabot Observatory

Bay Area Viewers Attempt Glimpse Of Passing Asteroid

According to Oakland-based Chabot Space and Science Center astronomer Ben Burress, the asteroid missed Earth by about 17,230 miles, closer than many of earth’s satellites.

02/15/2013

Artist's rendering of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, burning up as it re-enters earth's atmosphere. (NASA)

NASA Satellite Crashes To Earth, Visible From California Skies

A NASA satellite was visible in the skies over California as it entered the atmosphere, before crashing into Earth.

09/24/2011

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