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Artists conception of a red dwarf star. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Astronomers Find Star That Will Gobble Up Its Planets

Kepler-56 will devour two of its planets as it balloons into a red giant.

CBS Tampa–06/10/2014

A recent view of asteroid 2014 HQ124 as seen from a telescope in Australia. (Image courtesy Slooh Community Observatory)

‘Beast’ Asteroid That Will Buzz By Earth Big Enough To Wipe Out A City

TAMPA (CBS Tampa) – “The Beast” is coming! That’s the nickname astronomers have given to an asteroid that will nearly sideswipe Earth this Sunday, reports Space.com. Near-Earth asteroid 2014 HQ124 will be a mere 777,000 miles […]

CBS Tampa–06/06/2014

The National Research Council recommends a long-term vision and a big increase in funding if NASA wants to send humans to Mars. (NASA/Getty Images)

Report: NASA Needs More Money And Focus Before Sending People To Mars

National Research Council says a steady hand and lots of money is the only way for NASA to fulfill its quest for Mars.

CBS Tampa–06/05/2014

Artist conception of a rocky planet in a binary star-system, one of which is a red dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Scientists: The Universe’s Most Common Stars Could Make Alien Life Impossible

Red dwarfs are the most common stars in the universe, but their solar winds may blast a planet’s atmosphere into space.

CBS Tampa–06/05/2014

A rescued Black Bear reaches for a treat. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Officials Using Donuts To Help Count Bears Statewide

Florida officials will use donuts to manage their black bear population.

CBS Tampa–06/04/2014

Satellite image of 2012's Hurricane Sandy, which killed about 150 people and caused nearly $70 billion in damage. (Photo: NASA via Getty Images)

Study: Hurricanes With Female Names Deadlier Than Male Named Storms

Researchers say people take the threat of a female-named storm less seriously.

06/02/2014

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says an intelligent species may have already come and gone without an inkling there might be intelligent life here on Earth.  (Photo: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

‘Cosmos’ Host: I Fear Aliens Have Visited Earth And Concluded There’s No Signs Of Intelligent Life

The famous astronomer says an intelligent species may have already come and gone without an inkling there might be intelligent life here on Earth.

CBS Tampa–06/02/2014

Oceanographer Fabien Cousteau attends the 5th annual Swedish-American Chamber Of Commerce Green Summit - From Farm To Fork at Goldman Sachs on October 3, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Fabien Cousteau Plans 31-Day Underwater Mission

Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather’s films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he’s adding to his family’s sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.

CBS Tampa–06/01/2014

File photo of a hurricane. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

5 Things To Know About Hurricane Season

Tampa Bay, FL (AP) – Starting this hurricane season, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami will begin dropping small drones into storms in the hope they can learn more about how storms […]

CBS Tampa–05/27/2014

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