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June 29, 1999
A team of sled dogs has braved spring storms and wily marmots to recover microbes from a California mountain top. Yeast samples exposed to extreme conditions near the White Mountain summit will be distributed to classrooms as part of NASA's Life on the Edge education initiative.
June 28, 1999
Earth may be headed into two meteoroid swarms that could produce shooting stars for the next week. Radio observations reported yesterday indicate that meteor activity may already be underway.
June 24, 1999
En route to Saturn, Cassini flew less than 400 miles above Venus today, gaining a boost in speed from that planet's gravity.
June 23, 1999
An ingenious new technique for viewing the previously hidden side of the Sun could improve Space Weatherforecasting.
June 22, 1999
Experts make their predictions for the 1999 Leonid meteor shower.
June 22, 1999
Read a charming, first-hand account of the meteor shower that marked the discovery of the Leonids and created a new branch of astronomy.
June 21, 1999
View images of this year's June solstice from both ends of the Earth.
June 20, 1999
NASA's QuickScat ocean winds satellite was sucessfully launched on June 19. It will provide scientists crucial data for monitoring and understanding global weather anomalies like El Nino and La Nina.
June 18, 1999
From the International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, scientists review what happens when people and Lightningconverge.
June 17, 1999
A team of NASA/Marshall scientists plan to investigate an unlikely 50-year old mystery during the August 11, 1999 total solar eclipse.