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In one of the first images sent to Earth by Opportunity shows the Martian surface. (NASA via Getty Images)

Mars Rover Sets Extraterrestrial Driving Record

Opportunity has driven over 25 miles across the Martian surface.

CBS Tampa–07/29/2014

Neil Armstrong smiles inside the lunar lander on July 20, 1969. (NASA/Newsmakers)

NASA Names Building For Moonwalker Neil Armstrong

Building where astronauts suited up for space renamed for the famous astronaut.

CBS Tampa–07/22/2014

A succinct blip of sound detected from far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy amid deep space has left scientists saying they “really have no handle on” the mysterious “fast radio burst.” (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists ‘Have No Handle On’ Radio Bursts Coming From Deep Space

A succinct blip of sound detected from far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy amid deep space has left scientists saying they “really have no handle on” the mysterious “fast radio burst.”

CBS Tampa–07/11/2014

Scientists say data suggests the Earth's magnetic field could be ready to flip. (Nasa/Getty Images)

Data: Earth’s Magnetic Field Weakening 10 Times Faster Than Originally Thought

European astronomers say the Earth’s magnetic field could flip so that compasses would point south.

CBS Tampa–07/09/2014

Artist illustration of what the newly discovered planet, Gliese 832c, might look like. (PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA Hubble, Stellarium)

Scientists Discover The Most Earth-Like Planet Ever Found

Conditions on the “Goldilocks” world may be just right for life.

06/30/2014

Satellite data suggests field weakening in Western Hemisphere, magnetic north pole shifting over Siberia. (Image: European Space Agency)

Data: Earth’s Magnetic Field Weakening

Satellite data suggests field weakening in Western Hemisphere, magnetic north pole shifting over Siberia.

CBS Tampa–06/23/2014

NASA's new Z-2 spacesuit is modeled by a human on some Earth rocks. (Photo: NASA)

NASA’s Futuristic Spacesuits Made For First Mars Walkers

New spacesuit design gives astronauts greater range of movement and flexibility for walking on the surface of Mars or other celestial bodies.

CBS Tampa–06/17/2014

File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Signs Bill For Use Of Pot Strain

Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

File photo of damage caused by a tornado. (MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida More Vulnerable To Twisters Than Midwest

Oklahoma and Kansas may have the reputation as tornado hot spots, but Florida and the rest of the Southeast are far more vulnerable to killer twisters, a new analysis shows.

CBS Tampa–06/15/2014

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