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Aurora Visible In New England Tonight: Here’s When To Watch

Photo: Geomagnetic storm activity resulted in this sight in New Hampshire. (NWS Eastern Region)


Two meteor showers will peak Monday night, displaying 20 to 25 meteors per hour. Here’s when and how to watch:

Photo: The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated of the year, overlaps with the peak of the Delta Aquarids Monday night. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)


Vera Rubin, astronomer who helped find evidence of dark matter, dies at 88

Photo of Vera Rubin while using a measuring engine in the 1970s. Photograph: Carnegie Institution/AP



Summer skies light up for Delta Aquarids meteors

Known for its clear night skies, Kekaha, Hawaii, was the perfect location for <a href="http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1019000">Jim Denny</a> to photograph the Perseid meteor shower passing over the Earth in August 2013. Click through the gallery to see more beautiful summer scenes.


Move over, Tatooine: Planet discovered orbiting three suns

This artist's impression shows a view of the triple-star system HD 131399 from close to the giant planet orbiting in the system. Located about 320 light-years from Earth, the planet is about 16 million years old, making it also one of the youngest exoplanets discovered to date.


NASA’s Juno spacecraft approaches Jupiter

This artist rendering shows Juno orbiting Jupiter. Juno will study Jupiter from a polar orbit, coming about 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) from the cloud tops of the gas giant.