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  • Weird Sunset

    June 3, 2002

    On Monday, June 10th, The Moonwill glide in front of the Sun as it sets over parts of North America.

  • Earthgazing, NASA-style

    May 29, 2002

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

  • Found it! Ice on Mars

    May 28, 2002

    Instruments on board NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft have revealed more underground ice on The Red Planetthan scientists expected.

  • A Dazzling Duo

    May 24, 2002

    Stick out your index finger and hold it at arm's length. The width of your fingertip is how far apart Jupiterand Venus will be on June 3rd -- a remarkable close encounter between the two brightest planets.

  • Space StationMeteor Shower

    May 17, 2002

    It looked like we were seeing UFOs approaching the earth flying in formation, three or four at a time, recalls astronaut Frank Culbertson. "There were hundreds per minute going beneath us, really spectacular!"

  • Sowing Seeds in a Magnetic Field

    May 15, 2002

    Scientists hope that an unusual experiment slated for launch on the Space Shuttlethis summer will reveal how plants know up from down.

  • The Truth about the 2002 Leonid Meteor Storm

    May 10, 2002

    Another Leonid meteor storm is due in 2002. Rumor has it that a full Moon will ruin the show ... but perhaps there's hope for a marvelous show, after all.

  • Venus Pillars and Dogs

    May 6, 2002

    If you look at Venus this month and something doesn't seem quite right, you may have spotted a rare Venus pillar ... or better yet, a Venusdog!

  • Modeling Climate at Warp Speed

    May 2, 2002

    Two new NASA technologies have squeezed 10 times more power out of some supercomputers. Climate scientists are putting the extra number-crunching muscle to good use.

  • Reed Rafts to Rockets

    April 30, 2002

    High school students are following in the wake of great explorers as they launch extraordinary rockets toward a new frontier.