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  • Unearthing Clues to Martian Fossils

    June 11, 1999

    The hunt for ancient life on Mars has led scientists to an other-worldly place on Earth called Mono Lake.

  • Tuning in to April meteor showers

    April 27, 1999

    Last week's Lyrid meteor shower was a bit of a disappointment visually, but it put on quite a show for radio observers. In this story you can learn about the basics of radio Meteorsand listen to radar echoes from a bright shooting star.

  • Future telescope could shatter solar high-resolution barrier

    March 2, 1999

    Scientists look ahead at a new telescope which could lead to observations of violent magnetic fields on the sun with resolution 10 times better than the best solar instrument today.

  • Lifting the veil on Hubble's Constant

    May 25, 1999

    This story places today's HST measurements in context with history and background information about "Hubble's Constant," along with a primer on modern cosmology.

  • North by Northwest to Catch A Neutrino in the Act

    Aug. 30, 1999

    A century-old radiation detection tool may be pressed into service to see if neutrinos change flavor. The answer may change our models of subatomic particles and the universe.

  • A close encounter with Mars

    April 23, 1999

    The Red Planetmakes its nearest approach to Earth in 1999 during the next two weeks. It's a great opportunity to view Mars through a telescope or simply with the naked eye.

  • El Nino Watcher Blasts Off

    June 20, 1999

    NASA's QuickScat ocean winds satellite was sucessfully launched on June 19. It will provide scientists crucial data for monitoring and understanding global weather anomalies like El Nino and La Nina.

  • Weather Satellite Nears Mars

    Sept. 21, 1999

    Mars Climate Orbiter is set to enter orbit around The Red Planetthis week. It will become the first interplanetary weather satellite and a communications relay for the next lander mission to explore Mars.

  • Science@NASA nominated for a 1999 Webby Award

    Jan. 19, 1999

    NASA/Marshall Space Science News joins 4 other web sites as nominees for the Internet's most prestigious science award.

  • The Day the Solar Wind Disappeared

    Dec. 13, 1999

    For two days in May, 1999, the solar wind that blows constantly from the Sun virtually disappeared -- the most drastic and longest-lasting decrease ever observed.