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  • Genesis Reentry

    Sept. 3, 2004

    On September 8th, a daylight fireball will streak across the western United States. It's Genesis, returning samples of the Sun to Earth.

  • Spellbinding Planets

    Nov. 2, 2004

    You won't want to miss this: Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets, will be beautifully close together just before sunrise on Thursday, Nov. 4th, and Friday, Nov. 5th.

  • The Transit of Venus: North American Viewer's Guide

    June 2, 2004

    The 2004 Transit of Venus will be visible from eastern parts of North America on June 8th.

  • Storm Warnings

    Jan. 12, 2004

    A new device onboard two NASA satellites could improve 3- to 12-hour forecasts of severe weather.

  • Mystery in a Cup of Tea

    April 9, 2004

    Using odds and ends from the Space Stationpantry, researchers have learned something new about fluid physics.

  • Venus and the Pleiades

    March 31, 2004

    This weekend, the planet Venus will have a rare close encounter with the Pleiades star cluster.

  • The Nameless Hurricane

    April 2, 2004

    Last week a surprising hurricane crashed into Brazil--surprising because hurricanes aren't supposed to be in that part of the world. What made this one different?

  • Total Lunar Eclipse

    Oct. 13, 2004

    On Wednesday night, Oct. 27th, North Americans can see a total eclipse of the moon.

  • Gentlemen, start your gyros!

    Sept. 2, 2004

    Four months after launch, NASA's Gravity Probe B spacecraft has begun its search for an elusive space-time vortex around Earth.

  • The 2004 Perseid Meteor Shower

    June 25, 2004

    Meteoroids in space since the Civil War will spice up this summer's Perseid meteor shower.