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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The spiky stars in the foreground of this sharp cosmic portrait are well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. The two eye-catching galaxies lie far beyond the Milky Way, at a distance of over 300 million light-years. Peculiar Galaxies of Arp 273 Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA) Explanation: The spiky stars in the foreground of this sharp cosmic portrait are well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. The two eye-catching galaxies lie far beyond the Milky ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April, 22, Peak of Lyrid meteor shower

Sky Tonight—April, 22, Peak of Lyrid meteor shower

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Tonight presents the expected peak of the Lyrid meteor shower, from late night Friday (April 22) until dawn Saturday (April 23). Usually, the hour before dawn is best, except that a bright waning gibbous moon will be lighting the sky. This year, some people may choose to watch late at night, during the dark hour before moonrise. Moonrise time for your sky Our chart shows the constellation Lyra again ... Full Story

Eagles advance to conference finals

Eagles Advance to Conference Finals For Sixth Time in Seven Years INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Missouri Mavericks, 2-1, in Game 4 of the Turner Conference Semifinals, winning the series three-games-to-one.  Kyle Jones got the start in net for the Eagles, making his first appearance since Game 2 of the previous round, and stopped 34 of 35 shots to backstop the win. This marks the sixth time in eight seasons of existence -- and in a seven-year span -- that Colorado ... Full Story

Felony child abuse in Wellington

Felony child abuse in Wellington

  Date:                       April 21, 2011 On March 10, 2011, Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies and emergency medical teams responded to the 3700-block of Henderson Avenue in Wellington, Colorado, on the report that a two-year-old boy had hit his head and was not responsive.  Jamie Whittington, the boy's aunt and legal caregiver, was questioned by Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators.  The boy was flown to Children's Hospital in Denver.  It was ... Full Story

Crystal Fire suspect booked

Crystal Fire suspect booked

Fire Suspect Booked Date:                        04/21/2011       Thomas Howie, DOB: 01/03/75, of Fort Collins, turned himself in to the Larimer County Jail today after an arrest warrant was issued for him for Arson, a class four felony.  Mr. Howie was booked and released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond. Mr. Howie is alleged to have started the Crystal Fire which ultimately encompassed approximately 2940 acres and destroyed 13 ... Full Story

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