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Oct. 29, 1998
Shuttle Discovery is carrying a battery of telescopes to study the sun, planets, and supernovae during the STS-95 mission.
Oct. 28, 1998
Scientists use virtual satellites to explore Earth's magnetosphere.
Oct. 27, 1998
New data on Earth's magnetosphere is slowly turning the invisible into the visible, revealing more about space weather.
Oct. 26, 1998
John Glenn will conduct tests with a space age super-substance called aerogel on STS-95.
Oct. 22, 1998
Conference in Alabama will bring scientists from all over the world to discuss the invisible, but very active, magnetosphere of Earth.
Oct. 22, 1998
Scientists may have discovered a salty ocean and some ingredients for life on Jupiter's moon.
Oct. 21, 1998
Scientists thought they understood supernovae - the death throes of huge, exploding stars. However, a new kind of supernova, far too bright to be an "ordinary" supernova, confounds current theories.
Oct. 20, 1998
Bits of Halley's comet make a reappearance Oct 21 and 22 during the the 1998 Orionids meteor shower. Debris particles from Halley will strike the Earth's atmosphere at 90,000 mph and cause as many as 20 shooting stars per hour.
Oct. 19, 1998
As the sun approaches solar maximum, NASA scientists report that the sunspot cycle is closely following their prediction.
Oct. 16, 1998
Opening in the nightside aurora borealis may be linked to events in space.