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  • Vanishing Saturn

    2002April 6, 2011

    The ringed planet will vanish behind Earth's moon on Wednesday, Feb. 20th. Some astronomers will be watching carefully for the faint glow of Saturn's "lost ring."

  • Summer Moon Illusion

    2002April 6, 2011

    Summer is a good time to spot giant moons near the horizon. It's the season for the mysterious moon illusion.

  • Relax, it's only April

    2002Sept. 20, 2011

    The five brightest planets are converging in the western sky for an eye-popping show in May 2002.

  • Leonid Meteor Storm Forecast

    2002April 6, 2011

    Scientists at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center have released new predictions for the 2002 Leonid meteor storm.

  • Summer Meteor Shower

    2002April 6, 2011

    The Perseid meteor shower peaks this year on Aug. 12th and 13th. The warmth of northern summer makes it one of the year's most inviting sky shows.

  • Solstice Shadows

    2002April 6, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal's stubby shadow is proof that our planet is tipped on its side--and summer has arrived.

  • The Leonids TV Show

    2002April 6, 2011

    NASA TV kicks off live coverage of the 2002 Leonid meteor storm on Monday evening, Nov. 18th. The broadcast will feature live reports from around the world and weird meteor sounds.

  • Look at that Asteroid

    2002April 6, 2011

    A big space rock will soon come so close to Earth that sky watchers can see it through binoculars.

  • Leonid Observing Tips

    2002April 6, 2011

    The 2002 Leonid meteor storm is due on Tuesday, Nov. 19th. A NASA expert offers common-sense advice to meteor watchers who plan to observe the display.

  • More Spaceship Sightings

    2002April 6, 2011

    Beginning this week, the International Space Stationwill make a series of eye-catching passes over North America.