Feb. 5, 1999
Aerogel will take its next ride into space on Stardust, launching this weekend. With aerogel, scientists hope to capture dust samples from comet Wild and return them to Earth. However, aerogel has many more applications, from super insulation to computing.
Feb. 4, 1999
The Stardust spacecraft is poised to blast off on a rendezvous with a comet - and set to bring back pieces of the comet's coma to Earth.
Feb. 2, 1999
The Galileo spacecraft executed a close flyby of Jupiter's moon Europa this weekend. Recent images strengthen the evidence for a liquid ocean beneath Europa's frozen crust and reveal new surface features in 3D.
Jan. 29, 1999
With new discoveries coming at an ever-quickening pace, scientists review the history of this new branch of Astrophysicsand its implications for understanding our universe.
Jan. 27, 1999
For the first time, images of visible light from a cosmic explosion are captured by a robotic telescope while spectacular gamma-ray data are captured by orbiting satellites.
Jan. 22, 1999
Using a propulsive tether concept, spacecraft may be able to brake or boost their orbits without using onboard fuel. A NASA/Marshall project, named "ProSEDS," is slated to demonstrate braking, by accelerating an expended rocket toward re-entry.
Jan. 21, 1999
A Space Weatherrocket blasted off from a launch pad in Norway, early this morning. During its successful 20 minute flight, its instruments gathered valuable data on the auroral fountain, where solar wind directly interacts with Earth's atmosphere.
Jan. 19, 1999
A NASA rocket is poised to blast off from Norway to study Space Weatherhigh above the Arctic circle.
Jan. 19, 1999
NASA/Marshall Space Science News joins 4 other web sites as nominees for the Internet's most prestigious science award.
Jan. 15, 1999
The Convection and Moisture Experiment collected the most comprehensive data ever on individual storms of the 1998 season, and will provide new insight on killer storms leading to better predictions.