Science@NASA Headline News
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.
April 6, 1999
The concept of ion propulsion, currently being demonstrated on the Deep Space 1mission, goes back to the very beginning of NASA and beyond. The path from concept to reality has not been short or direct, but it has been interesting.
April 5, 1999
Eight years ago today NASA launched the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. While the CGRO has revolutionized our understanding of cosmic gamma ray bursts, these distant explosions remain one of the biggest mysteries of modern astrophysics.
April 1, 1999
Scientists will describe initial results from a program to catch meteoroids in flight at the NASA/Ames Leonids Workshop April 12-15, 1999.
March 30, 1999
The second Blue Moon of 1999 takes place this Wednesday night. This article explains how to see it and explores the history of the expression "Blue Moon."
March 29, 1999
A dramatic new time-lapse movie from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows for the first time seasonal changes and raging storms on the planet Uranus.
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.
March 24, 1999
Specially made photographic emulsions, made by NASA scientists, assist in advanced studies of fusion research at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
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.
March 22, 1999
Well understood and well used scientific insturments will help verify a new instrument as they all fly on JAWSAT.
March 16, 1999
NASA/Marshall's Life on the Edge program is barely a month old but it's already producing results in grade school classrooms. Students experimenting with "Planets in a Bottle" are learning about extremophiles and the prospects for life elsewhere in the solar system.