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Meteor Shower Over Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada (Ethan Miller/Getty)
Meteor Shower Over Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada (Ethan Miller/Getty)
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Wish Upon A Star, More Meteor Showers Expected Tonight

Have you seen your first falling star of 2013?

Gailen told me today that he saw a meteor early this morning on his way in for the KING morning show. There should be plenty more to see if we have clear skies overnight in the area.

According to Space.com, the annual meteor shower you can view tonight is caused by an asteroid known as 2003 EH1 which is leaving behind debris that is burned up in the Earth's atmosphere, causing bright 'falling stars.'

A photographer in Ohio captured some pictures recently from his home observatory of the Quadrantid Meteor Shower.

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Universe Facts
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10 Amazing Facts About the Universe You Won’t Believe

The universe is a pretty amazing place, from the unimaginably large, right down to the incredibly small. There’s an awful lot going on in this field we call "existence."

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Discovers Superman’s Home Planet

Superman's home planet Krytpon isn't fictional anymore! Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has discovered the real-life counterpart to the planet that is so deeply embedded in the 'Superman' canon.

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10 Food Myths You Probably Believe

All too often we get carried away believing (or worse, repeating) everything we are told and don't spend enough time questioning what's actually been said. We've picked 10 very common health mantras you hear everyday and weeded out the worst of the lies, because we want you to eat all the avocados. All of them.

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The Real Life Science Behind James Bond’s Gadgets

In anticipation of the upcoming release of 'Skyfall,' the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, we've explored five of our favorite Bond gadgets and put them to the test of reality. It's every guy's (and probably girl's) dream to have their own real life Q and his accompanying gadgets. But how many of these are accurate portrayals of reality and how many are far-flung fantasies that belong on the big screen?

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Autumn Leaves (flickR User/thisreidwrites)
Autumn Leaves (flickR User/thisreidwrites)
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Why Do The Leaves Change Each Autumn?

Ever wonder why the leaves turn color in the fall?

The Autumnal Equinox occurs at 10:49 a.m. on Saturday, September 22.

It's the cooler temperatures each fall that trigger leaves to stop prod

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Mars landscape featuring Mount Sharp captured by Curiosity rover 2012 (NASA/Getty)
Mars landscape featuring Mount Sharp captured by Curiosity rover 2012 (NASA/Getty)
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Mars Discovery! Two Types of Snow Fall on the Red Planet

Scientists might have to start working on a sled instead of a rover for the next trip to Mars.

A spacecraft orbiting Mars has detected carbon dioxide snow falling on the Red Planet, making Mars the only body in the solar system known to host this weird weather phenomenon.

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Russian Spacecraft Lands in Kazakhstan 2011 (Bill Ingalss/NASA Getty)
Russian Spacecraft Lands in Kazakhstan 2011 (Bill Ingalss/NASA Getty)
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Russian Capsule Brings Three Crew Members Back to Earth

A Russian space capsule carrying a three-man multinational crew landed safely Sunday, July 1, on the southern steppes of Kazakhstan ending their 191-day mission to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz capsule performed a perfect upright textbook landing and Russian space officials quickly surrounded the space craft and erected ladders to begin pulling the crew members out.

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Venus Passes in Front of Sun (Ian Waldie/Getty)
Venus Passes in Front of Sun (Ian Waldie/Getty)
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Venus Transit Viewing Available at Local Venues

Have you ever watched Venus pass in front of the sun?

The Venus transit occurs this afternoon and several venues in the area are having viewing parties.

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International Space Station 2011 (NASA/Getty)
International Space Station 2011 (NASA/Getty)
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Look Up In The Sky, It’s The International Space Station!

Have you ever watched the International Space Station pass by in the night sky?

It is the largest man-made object in orbit and can be seen from Earth as it travels at an altitude of about 240 miles.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket on Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket on Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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SpaceX Tries Historic Launch Again Early Tuesday

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket on Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

That's what Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, will do early Tuesday morning, try again to launch their Falcon 9 space capsule to the International Space Station.
Being KING FM's Special Space Correspondant, I was watching NASA TV early Saturday morning, May 19, when the launch was aborted due to a faulty check valve.
Liftoff for the second launch attempt is set for 1:44 MDT on Tuesday morning, May 22. If successful, this would be the first time a private company has been used to deliver supplies to the space station.

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British Moth Collection (Hulton Archive/Getty)
British Moth Collection (Hulton Archive/Getty)
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It’s Miller Time! Moths Annual Migration to Mountains Begins Early

Have you noticed birds going crazy in the street as you're stopped at a traffic light?

It's miller time, those birds are risking their lives to enjoy a smorgasbord of insects heading to the high country.

It's time for the annual migration of miller moths to the mountains where it's cooler.

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