Mark Hammergren

A meteor enters the earth's atmosphere during the Perseid meteor shower early on August 13, 2009 in the northeastern village of Rotbuehl in Switzerland. The earth passed through the densest part of the dusty debris stream from Comet Swift-Tuttle / 109P in the night from August 12 to 13 2009. AFP PHOTO / Sebastian Derungs (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN DERUNGS/AFP/Getty Images)

Perseids Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky Sunday Night

A free light show is on tap tonight, weather permitting, just above the horizon – as little pieces of a comet streak through Earth’s atmosphere.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2012

The planet Venus passes in front of the surface of the Sun on June 5, 2012. (Photo courtesy: Scott A. Froemming)

Eyes Turn To The Sky For Transit Of Venus

Hundreds of millions of people across the Earth found their eyes focused on another planet on Tuesday, as Venus passed directly in front of the Sun.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012