While the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, usually only appear in the most northern parts of the Earth, it’s now extending farther south into parts of the United States.
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It’s been an exciting time for astronomers, astrophysicists and other scientists who specialize in deciphering the far reaches of space. Since the beginning of May, observations of some never-before-seen celestial events have been reported in science journals. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins John Yang to explain the latest findings.