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Artist conception of Kepler-186f, which  orbits a red dwarf star about 500 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.  (Image credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)

Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Kepler-186f is a rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star 500 light years away and exists in the Goldilocks zone, where conditions for life may be just right.

04/17/2014

Is this flash of light proof of extraterrestrial intelligence? Probably not, say scientists. Image credit: NASA/JPL)

UFO Hunters Say Mars Photo Is Proof Of Alien Life

Scientists say strange flash of light is likely a cosmic ray.

04/08/2014

Artist interpretation of the rings around the remote asteroid Chariklo. (Credit: European Southern Observatory)

Icy Rings Discovered Around Asteroid

Astronomers stunned to find two icy rings around a non-planetary object.

CBS Tampa–03/27/2014

Hubble image of the disintegrating asteroid P/2013 R3 from October 2013. (Photo credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA))

Hubble Telescope Captures Shattering Asteroid

Astronomers have been watching the asteroid slowly break apart over the past year.

03/07/2014

Reprojection of the official USGS basemap of Jupiter's moon Europa. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute)

NASA Says It Wants To Visit Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Scientists believe there may be liquid water on the Jovian satellite.

CBS Tampa–03/06/2014

Scientists believe these lines may be created by water flowing just underneath the surface. (Credit: NSA/JPL)

Scientists: Dark Lines On Mars Could Indicate Flowing Water

Traces of iron formations hint at the possibility of liquid water just underneath the Martian surface.

CBS Tampa–02/12/2014

File photo of an unmanned rocket. (Photo by BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Telescope Spies Water Plumes On Dwarf Planet Ceres

First evidence of an icy surface on Ceres, now one of the few bodies in the solar system known to have water.

CBS Tampa–01/23/2014

SETI astronomer Frank Marchis says we may be less than two decades away from finding an Earth-like planet. (Getty Images)

Astronomer: We’re 10-15 Years Away From Finding Earth 2.0

SETI astronomer Frank Marchis says we’re very close to finding an Earth-like planet orbiting another star.

CBS Tampa–01/15/2014

Great white sharks may live longer than previously believed.  (credit: Tim Rock/Getty Images)

Study: Great White Sharks Can Live Up To 70 Years

Researchers find a shark’s lifespan may be similar to humans.

CBS Tampa–01/14/2014

The Current host Franco Ripple in the studio with "bigs" and "littles" from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County (photo credit: CBS Tampa Bay)

The Current: Buccaneer Mike Alstott on Hike For Hospice, Networking Tips From Aakash Patel, Orthopaedic Research in Tampa Bay, and National 4-H Council on STEM Education

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (November 3rd) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio players above to catch the first and second half-hour programs featuring: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers […]

CBS Tampa–11/06/2013

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