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.
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.
March 15, 1999
Spacelab, an integral part of science in space from 1982 through 1998, had some remarkable achievements. Scientists met at the National Academy of Sciences last week to present their - and Spacelab's - accomplishments.
March 11, 1999
NASA/Marshall's "Life on the Edge" program began in earnest last month when a dog sled team delivered 50 lb. of yeast and other microbes to a 13,000 ft summit in California's White Mountains.
March 9, 1999
Scientists discover a new tool for predicting solar explosions, improving Space Weatherpredictions for storms that may affect Earth.
March 8, 1999
Principal areas of research include protein crystal growth and cell science in microgravity.
March 5, 1999
20 years ago today, the first blast of gamma-rays from these enigmatic objects was first observed. Ever since, scientists have been unraveling what happened - and discovering radical new members of the cosmos.
March 3, 1999
NASA scientists are developing ways to mine and process iron ore for energy production on Mars, creating technologies needed to support a human colony.
March 2, 1999
Scientists look ahead at a new telescope which could lead to observations of violent magnetic fields on the sun with resolution 10 times better than the best solar instrument today.
Feb. 26, 1999
As February winds down with no full moon at all, sky watchers are looking forward to two full moons in March and the second Blue Moon of 1999.