After 10 years in space and 3½ years since reaching Saturn, the Cassini orbiter continues to beam back wild and wonderful images.
By J. Kelly Beatty
The Star of Bethlehem Explained
Astronomically speaking, the only explaination for the Star of Bethlehem is the most obvious one.
By Aaron Michael Adair
The Glorious Geminids
This year's Geminid meteor shower occurs in moonless skies. Here's what you need to know before you head out into the cold to watch.
By Tony Flanders
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
Discuss the Star of Bethlehem
Aaron Adair's report on the Star of Bethlehem (and his interpretation) is certain to get people thinking. We want to know your opinion. Join the discussion and add your comments.
More Cassini Images
Kelly Beatty's Cassini pictorial contained only a fraction of the images available from the Saturn orbiter. For more Cassini imagery and some cool movies visit the Imaging team's website.
Pacific Eclipse Impressions
The August 28th total lunar eclipse appeared quite dark to many skywatchers. Visit our online gallery to see reader-submitted views.
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Sun, Moon, and Planets
By Fred Schaaf
Moon and Pleiades Meet
By Alan MacRobert
The Easy-Go-Round Bino Mount
By Gary Seronik
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