June 11, 1999
Much of the Lightningin a storm is inside the clouds, but new findings show it surrounds the most intense areas, rather than bunching at the heart. Better detection and better knowledge will lead to better prediction and more accurate warnings.
Nov. 28, 1999
NASA's Galileo spacecraft survived another daring encounter with Io on Thanksgiving Day, but not before giving ground controllers something to worry about.
Sept. 20, 1999
Scientists find that even when conditions are ideal, nature puts protein crystal quality "on the curve." But that discovery could become a tool for choosing the best proteins for space-based studies.
Nov. 23, 1999
Astrophysicists in Huntsville and around the world are mourning the death on Nov. 2 of Dr. Johannes "Jan" van Paradijs, one of the world's leading astrophysicists.
Oct. 27, 1999
Most experts agree that 1999 is a likely year for a full-fledged Leonids meteor storm. Other forecasters think that better displays could be in store for 2000 - 2002. Whatever the case, the place to be before dawn on November 18, 1999 is outdoors and looking up!
Nov. 8, 1999
An eye in the sky and instruments in the dirt are teamed to help scientists and farmers figure out the best way to nurture crops. At least one preliminary result shows a striking correlation between an image and, two months later, crop yield.
March 26, 1999
Scientists may be closer to unravelling the mystery of Gamma-ray Burststhanks to one of the most powerful cosmic explosions ever recorded.
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.
Jan. 19, 1999
A NASA rocket is poised to blast off from Norway to study Space Weatherhigh above the Arctic circle.