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Wednesday, 27 January 2010 20:07

2010: Mars gets brighter and closer to Earth

On Wednesday night, January 27, 2010, Mars will be only 99 million kilometers (60 million miles) away from Earth. But, on Friday the viewing might be an even better for seeing Mars and the full Moon. So, take a look up in the sky and see a brighter and closer Red Planet.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009 23:46

Thanksgiving double flyby of Atlantis, Space Station

With the space shuttle Atlantis departing from the International Space Station on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, the two spacecraft are primed for double flybys over the night sky above Earth.

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The peak of the Leonid meteor shower for 2009 is Tuesday, November 17. Asia has the best viewing for the Leonids, with up to 500 per hour. North Americans will be missing some of the action, with only a prediction of up to 30 per hour.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:49

Hit the trail for the Orionid meteor shower

The peak for the 2009 Orionid meteor shower is set for Wednesday morning, October 21st. Sixty or more meteors per hour are expected to be the highs for the event, but you never know how many you'll see from hour to hour?

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Sunday, 04 October 2009 19:39

October morning sky fills with planets

In October 2009, the morning sky will be exceptionally filled with the planets Venus, Mercury, and Saturn. Later on in the month, the Moon will join the trio.

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According to NASA, the number of meteors seen shooting across the sky as part of the 2009 Perseid meteor shower is expected to be double the normal amount for one hour on August 11-12, 2009.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2009 17:26

The Hunt for Space Station Flares

Sky watchers around the world have been seeing a treat lately as they witness strong, but unpredictable, flares coming off the recently enlarged International Space Station as it flies across their local night sky.

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Friday, 27 February 2009 20:17

Last chance in 2009 to see Moon, Venus together

On February 27, 2009, the Moon and the planet Venus will be up close and personal for the last time until spring 2010. Don’t miss your chance to see these two heavenly bodies!

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NASA announced that the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS), a backup pressurization tank, which was thrown out of the International Space Station back in July 2007, has descended to an orbit so it is now easily visible to sky watchers here on Earth.

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