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  • Adios, Hurricanes

    Sept. 1, 1999

    El Nino gets blamed -- rightly or wrongly -- for everything strange in the weather. One NASA scientist has found a relationship: El Nino apparently is related to a reduction in Atlantic hurricane severity.

  • NASA selects new biotechnology projects for development

    March 8, 1999

    Principal areas of research include protein crystal growth and cell science in microgravity.

  • Sulfuric Acid Found on Europa

    Sept. 30, 1999

    Sulfur from fiery volcanoes on Io may be responsible for a battery acid chemical on Europa with implications for astrobiology.

  • Hubble measures the expanding Universe

    May 25, 1999

    Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope today announced that they have completed measurements needed to determine the age, size and fate of the Universe.

  • Three-in-One Furnace Readied for Possible Space Flight

    March 22, 1999

    The Universal Multi-Zone Crystallizator is a precision furnace from Hungary which may finally get a chance to fly due to collaboration between scientists at NASA and Hungarian Universities.

  • Just Passing By Venus

    June 14, 1999

    The Moonwill skim by Venus for a dazzling sky show on June 16th.

  • Surfing Magnetic Waves in the Solar Atmosphere

    July 8, 1999

    NASA Scientists announced today the results of dual-observations from the SOHO and Spartan satellites, describing how the solar wind achieves its high-speed of up to 500 miles per second - by "surfing" magnetic waves in the Sun's outer atmosphere.

  • A Wild Ride in Search of Meteors

    April 14, 1999

    On April 11, NASA scientists successfully launched a weather balloon designed to capture meteoroids in the stratosphere. Video highlights from the flight include the sunset as seen from 80,000 ft. and eerie gurgling sounds caused by high altitude winds.

  • Astrophysicists puzzle over intergalactic coincidence

    Jan. 15, 1999

    Discovery of a new supernova and a gamma-ray burst at the same time and apparent location are not related, says astrophysicist.

  • Astrobiology's Most Wanted: Giordano Bruno

    May 21, 1999

    The story of Giordano Bruno, a man who lived 400 years ago, who believed in other stars, other planets, other life on those planets, and who died for his heresy.