Aug. 6, 1999
On August 11, scientists around the world will attempt to solve a 45 year mystery: Does a solar eclipse somehow affect the Foucault pendulum?
Aug. 6, 1999
On a balloon flight, scientists will attempt to capture particles from the stratosphere during the Perseids meteor shower, some possibly from the Perseids themselves.
Aug. 5, 1999
On the verge of solar maximum, the August 11, 1999 solar eclipse promises to dazzle millions in the path of totality.
Aug. 4, 1999
As the eclipse turns day into night over Europe on August 11, radio transmissions from near the path of totality may spread across the globe, due to ionospheric changes caused by the Moon's shadow. As a result, ham radio operators around the world can track the August 11, 1999 total solar eclipse by monitoring changes in atmospheric radio propagation.
Aug. 3, 1999
A Science@NASA writer shares notes from a science writing workshop, where writers honed their skills at turning scientific facts into readable prose.
July 31, 1999
NASA's lunar orbiter collided with The MoonSaturday morning, July 31, 1999, at 0952 GMT
July 30, 1999
While professionals watch for a nearly transparent cloud of water vapor, amateurs will monitor the Moon's south pole for visible signs of Lunar Prospector's crash.
July 29, 1999
Using an experimental autopilot system, NASA's exotic Deep Space 1spacecraft has completed the closest-ever flyby of an asteroid.
July 28, 1999
Lunar Prospector has survived the July 28 partial Lunar Eclipseand is on track for a planned collision with The Moonon July 31. This story includes a video clip of the eclipse as seen from Australia and new simulations of the July 31 impact.
July 27, 1999
NASA and Russian scientists are setting out to Siberia to hunt small game, microbes whose life styles may hold clues to the possibilities for life elsewhere in the solar system. Their trek is part of NASA's Astrobiologyprogram.