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  • Saturn, all night long

    2005April 6, 2011

    On Thursday, January 13th, Saturn will be 750 million miles from Earth--the closest we get to the ringed planet all year long.

  • Solar Eclipse

    2005April 6, 2011

    On April 8th in North America crescent-shaped sunbeams will dapple the ground during a partial solar eclipse.

  • The 2005 Perseid Meteor Shower

    2005April 6, 2011

    The planet Mars joins the Perseid meteor shower for a beautiful display on August 12th.

  • Mars Doubles in Brightness

    2005April 6, 2011

    The planet Mars, already very bright in the midnight sky, is about to get much brighter.

  • Fireball Sightings

    2005April 6, 2011

    Earth is orbiting through a swarm of space debris that may be producing an unusual number of nighttime fireballs.

  • Spectacular Conjunction

    2005April 6, 2011

    Mercury, Venus and Saturn are converging for a spectacular close encounter this weekend.

  • Spooky Astronomy

    2005April 6, 2011

    Halloween 2005 is the Night of Mars. But that's not the only reason it's a big night for astronomers.

  • Summer Moon Illusion

    2005April 6, 2011

    The lowest-hanging full moon in 18 years is going to play tricks on your brain this week.

  • Beware the Mars Hoax

    2005April 6, 2011

    There's a rumor going around about Mars: It's racing toward Earth and soon to be as large ... as the full Moon?

  • Green Comet

    2005April 6, 2011

    On Friday night, January 7th, Comet Machholz visits the Pleiades.