Feb. 26, 1999
As February winds down with no full moon at all, sky watchers are looking forward to two full moons in March and the second Blue Moon of 1999.
Feb. 22, 1999
Astronomers plan to combine radio images of galaxy clusters with new data from the Chandra X-ray Observatoryand open a new window on the history of the Universe.
Feb. 19, 1999
Scientists discuss results from the US MicrogravityPayload 4, which flew on the Space Shuttlelast year. Highlights include Microgravitycrystal growth experiments and low-gravity fluid dynamics.
Feb. 17, 1999
Recent discoveries of Pluto-like objects in the outer solar system have sparked debate about the nature of the tiniest "planet."
Feb. 16, 1999
A unique camera that will take some of the first pictures of Earth's invisible magnetic shield is being prepared for flight.
Feb. 12, 1999
NASA's next Great Observatory, the Chandra x-ray telescope, moved one step closer to launch this week after being installed in a clean room for final tests and other work at the Kennedy Space Center.
Feb. 10, 1999
Astronomers have released a new Hubble photograph of a gamma-ray burst's fading optical counterpart. The relic fireball appears to be embedded in a faint, irregular galaxy.
Feb. 9, 1999
Dramatic new Hubble images show vast stellar disks where planets are born.
Feb. 9, 1999
Tests prove approach for a new gamma-ray telescope. The design will compete against others in Washington today.
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.