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Six months from today a total solar eclipse will cross the nation from coast to coast. The last time that happened was nearly a century ago. From the Arizona Science Desk, Melissa Sevigny reports on how Arizona astronomers are gearing up for the “Great American Eclipse.”


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Bach and Mozart have one. ZZ Top has one. And of course all of The Beatles have them. They are asteroids.


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Southwest deserts are a good place to see atmospheric phenomena called mirages. They occur where distinct layers of warm and cooler air form. When hot air is trapped below cooler air, entering light is inverted and bent upwards – forming an inferior mirage below the real object.


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Pluto’s largest moon Charon has a dark red splotch on its north pole. In a new study published in the journal Nature, a planetary scientist at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff explains why.


The Perseid meteor shower peaks late tonight and early tomorrow morning. From the Arizona Science Desk, Melissa Sevigny reports on why this year is expected to be extraordinary.


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