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November Features

November Astronomical Events: Saturn reaches opposition this month; possible Leonid meteor storm; Comet Lee is fading from easy view

Biography - Johann Franz Encke: The German astronomer, mathematician and physicist who is noted for calculating the orbit of the comet that now bears his name (Encke's Comet) and for discovering a faint division in the outermost ring of Saturn, now known as Encke's Division.

November in History: Leonid meteor storms of the past; U.S. spacecraft Mariner 4 fly-by of the planet Mars; U.S. moon mission Apollo 12; Soviet robotic moon mission Luna 17; U.S. mission passed Venus and Mercury by Mariner 10; U.S. spacecraft Mars Global Surveyor; and numerous U.S. Space Shuttle missions.

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