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  • NEAR spacecraft may find asteroid needs dusting

    1998April 6, 2011

    Scientists at Marshall think that Asteroidsmay scoop up dust from space over the eons, giving themselves dust blankets up to a meter thick. Asteroids, too small to exert enough gravity to capture the dust, may instead attract it with static electricity, providing a storehouse of primordial matter in the solar system and suggesting an intriguing twist on planetary formation theory.

  • The Ghost of Fireballs Past

    1998April 6, 2011

    Amateur radio operators capture eerie-sounding radar echos from Geminid and Leonid meteors.

  • Science Communication: Making research valuable to everyone

    1998April 6, 2011

    We all receive and use science information daily, to some degree. How we get it, use it, and how communication adds value to taxpayer investments in science are some of the subjects of new research by a blue-ribbon panel. The panel presents results from some of their research to date.

  • NASA spacecraft take cover from the Leonids

    1998April 6, 2011

    But the Hubble space telescope will keep on observing.

  • Bugs on the Windshield

    1998April 6, 2011

    NASA Scientists are launching an airborne mission over Japan to look for the stuff of life in Leonids meteors.

  • January's chilly meteors

    1998April 6, 2011

    The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on Jan. 3 1999

  • Early Birds catch the Leonids

    1998April 6, 2011

    Shower peak occurred more than 14 hours ahead of schedule.

  • Great Expectations

    1998April 6, 2011

    On the morning of November 17th, bits and pieces of periodic comet Temple-Tuttle will begin to hurtle into Earth's atmosphere at a head-spinning 158,000 mph. The resultant Leonids' sky show may rival the brilliant storm of 1966 in some locations on Earth.

  • The Mysterious Geminid Meteor Shower

    1998April 6, 2011

    On December 13, 1998, fragments of a curious object called 3200 Phaethon may produce a beautiful sky show

  • Leonids Sample Return payload has been found

    1998April 6, 2011

    Scientists are examining the aerogel 'comet-catcher' for traces of Leonid meteoroids.