April 25, 2002
A glittering satellite named Starshine 2 will disintegrate in Earth's atmosphere on April 26th.
April 24, 2002
The five brightest planets are converging in the western sky for an eye-popping show in May 2002.
April 22, 2002
As vexing as they are beautiful, clouds play an important role in Earth's planetary greenhouse.
April 19, 2002
Astronomers using NASA's FUSE spacecraft have spotted vast clouds between galaxies that might permeate the early Universe like a tangled spider's web.
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.
April 12, 2002
Northern spring is the best time to spot one of the loveliest sights in the heavens: Earthlight reflected from the Moon.
April 10, 2002
Scientists have discovered something nearly invisible that straddles the vast Pacific Ocean: Hawaii's surprising island wake.
April 8, 2002
Scientists are building atomic clocks that keep time with mind-boggling precision. Such devices will help farmers, physicists, and interstellar travelers alike.
April 5, 2002
Learning what near-Earth Asteroidsare made of and how they're put together is simply prudent. NASA's NEAR spacecraft got a closer look at one when it landed on 433 Eros in 2001.
April 3, 2002
Using a new form of matter called Bose-Einstein condensates, researchers are bringing Astrophysicsfrom deep space right into their laboratories.