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You may have noticed that the "look and feel" of Science@NASA stories has changed. There's no cause for alarm. Our core product, simply- and clearly-told stories about NASA science, remains the same. The changes are a sign of progress. Recently, the Science@NASA team joined forces with the Science Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters. Working together, we'll be able to cover a broader range of NASA discoveries and develop "citizen science" opportunities for our readers, while still producing old favorites such as Apollo Chronicles and "looking up" stories about backyard astronomy events. The sky's the limit.
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.
June 16, 1999
3D Lightningimaging; Hurricanes suppress lightning; Getting up close and personal with a tornado.
June 15, 1999
Although Lightningis the visible, dramatic event of atmospheric electricity, currents flow all around us every day. Such "fair weather" electricity is the return part of the circuitry for all the Lightningin the world, and could be an indicator of other global phenomena as well.
June 14, 1999
The Moonwill skim by Venus for a dazzling sky show on June 16th.
June 11, 1999
The hunt for ancient life on Mars has led scientists to an other-worldly place on Earth called Mono Lake.
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.
June 10, 1999
Dave Sentman, who originally dubbed the mysterious red flickers of light above thunderclouds Sprites, works to move them from the realm of mystery into scientific knowledge.