May 18, 1999
Several southern hemisphere telescopes observe the latest optical counterpart to a gamma-ray burst reported by BATSE and Beppo-Sax. Scientists estimate the burst originated 10 billion light years away.
May 18, 1999
Optical computers will be much faster than today's electronic computers. Scientists at Marshall Space Flight Center are conducting space research to build components needed for the next step: hybrid electro-optic computers.
May 14, 1999
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered exotic rings, arcs and crosses that are optical mirages produced by gigantic gravitational lenses in deep space.
May 12, 1999
Venus and The Moonwill put on a dazzling show for moviegoers May 17 through May 19.
May 10, 1999
Biologists conducting Space Shuttleexperiments may be one step closer to shedding light on the biggest power booster on the planet: a protein in green plants called Photosystem I.
May 7, 1999
This weekend, a high-flying weather balloon takes off from Kansas in search of meteoroids from comet Halley.
May 6, 1999
New software from NASA, called "J-Pass," can tell you when and where to spot satellites passing overhead - from your own backyard.
May 5, 1999
This morning NASA's Galileo spacecraft zoomed past Jupiter's moon Callisto. The maneuver was designed to bring Galileo closer to Jupiterin preparation for a daring encounter with a volcano on Io.
May 4, 1999
Two NASA scientists developed VISAR, a new imaging technology, to help the FBI with a crime scene video. VISAR eliminates jitter, adjusts for inadvertent zoom, and brightens dark shots. VISAR will soon be available to help anyone improve their home, or professional video.
May 3, 1999
On May 6th debris from Halley's comet will strike Earth's atmosphere and put on a sky show for southern observers. The eta Aquarid meteor display is the first of two upcoming annual showers caused by the famous comet.