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Charles City 2017-18 Football Schedule 

The Charles City Comets football team begins its 2017 campaign Friday, Aug. 25, on the road in New Hampton.

This season the Comets varsity in the regular season will face New Hampton, Osage, South Tama, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Independence (Homecoming), Vinton-Shellsburg, Benton Community, Decorah and Waverly-Shell Rock. 605 more words

Vigil

I awoke at 3 a.m. last night,

hoping to see the Perseid meteor shower

dance across the August sky

like ballerinas in celestial tutus.

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Books

Late Heavy Bombardment

Four billion years ago, the solar system was a shooting gallery.  However, without these asteroids and comets bringing Earth the necessary raw materials, life may never have begun.   26 more words

Astronomy

Halley's Comet in "Second Chance"

“I just saw Halley’s comet
She waved
Said, “Why you always running in place?”
Even the man in the moon disappeared
Somewhere in the stratosphere”

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Science

Disaster From The Sky

“So, what’s new?” I asked Jorge during a long lag in conversation.

My friend exclaimed that he could hardly wait for the Swift-Tuttle comet to arrive in our part of the Solar System. 677 more words

Cultural Highlights

A Flying Scroll

Bible:

Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a flying scroll! And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll. 713 more words

Meteor Showers in 2017 That Will Light Up Night Skies

All year long, Earth passes through streams of cosmic debris. Here’s our list of major meteor showers and how to spot one.

Published: August 9, 2017 at 05:30AM… 70 more words

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