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  • Leonid Meteor Storm Forecast

    Oct. 9, 2002

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

  • Extraterrestrial Jupiter

    June 13, 2002

    Today astronomers announced the discovery of more than a dozen New Planetsorbiting distant stars. One of those planetary systems looks curiously like our own.

  • Caveat Impactor

    July 26, 2002

    An asteroid with almost no chance of hitting Earth made big headlines this week. Are we really in danger?

  • The Roar of Innovation

    Nov. 6, 2002

    The space shuttle's main engines are the best performing chemical rockets on Earth. You can listen to one roar during a live webcast of a engine test-firing on Nov. 8th.

  • Hawaii's Wake

    April 10, 2002

    Scientists have discovered something nearly invisible that straddles the vast Pacific Ocean: Hawaii's surprising island wake.

  • One Night, Two Spaceships

    Oct. 16, 2002

    Sky watchers in North America can spot the ISS and the Space ShuttleAtlantis at the same time on Oct. 16 and 17.

  • Earthgazing, NASA-style

    May 29, 2002

    Earth scientists love it when Astronautspeer through the space station's extraordinary Destiny Lab window.

  • Clouds in the Greenhouse

    April 22, 2002

    As vexing as they are beautiful, clouds play an important role in Earth's planetary greenhouse.

  • Rift Valley Fever

    April 17, 2002

    Scientists are learning that the key to predicting certain epidemics -- like Rift Valley fever in Africa or Hanta virus in the U.S. -- lies in an unexpected place: the ocean.

  • The First Starlight

    Feb. 8, 2002

    By peering through a giant cosmic lens, scientists have found some of the first-born stars in our Universe.