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.
Oct. 15, 1998
A proposed flight demonstration, using floating tethers for propulsion, will show how to keep space clean - and boost satellites.
Oct. 14, 1998
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) instruments are getting checked out after SOHO's deep-freeze. First look is encouraging.
Oct. 14, 1998
Outburst occurred over Japan, East Asia.
Oct. 13, 1998
A study of gamma ray burst spectra shows one more thing that these mysterious, cosmological gamma ray bursts are not.
Oct. 9, 1998
Scientists await word on a key instrument as NASA and ESA continue their spacecraft recovery efforts.
Oct. 7, 1998
This week, comet Giacobini-Zinner could shatter the calm before the Leonid meteor storm. The Giacobinids should be visible early in the evening on Thursday October 8th. We discuss how to view the shower, the structure of comet debris streams, and "radio" meteors. Amateur meteor watchers are also invited to submit meteor counts to NASA to help study the composition of the Cometstrail of debris.
Oct. 6, 1998
A 2 day workshop in Huntsville AL, open to high-school teachers and their students, hopes to capture students' imagination and help steer them toward a lifelong love, and perhaps career, in the space sciences.
Oct. 5, 1998
A new instrument, JASMIN, may provide new views of the Sun from space and help solve heating mysteries currently puzzling scientists.
Oct. 2, 1998
The spacecraft flew within 2300 miles of the mysterious satellite last weekend. Scientists hope to learn more about Europa's frigid oceans and the possibility of life on that distant planet.
Oct. 1, 1998