Feb. 1, 2000
More telescopes have joined the search for Mars Polar Lander after Stanford scientists failed to confirm a radio signal from the missing spacecraft last week.
July 25, 2000
Earth's slender crescent Moon will glide by two brilliant planets in the dawn sky this week as it heads for a close encounter with Mercury on July 29th. This story also reviews the discovery of a new moon around Jupiter, which was announced last week.
March 8, 2000
Without El Nino to spice up life along the Gulf Coast, it's been "a boring year" for thunderstorm watchers, say scientists who have found an interesting correlation between El Nino and lightning. At any given moment there are 2,000 thunderstorms active around the world and 100 flashes of Lightningper second. Monitoring Lightningfrom space will help predict and track severe weather.
March 27, 2000
NASA's newest Space Weathersatellite soared into space on a Delta II rocket this weekend.
Feb. 2, 2000
Sky watchers from Europe to the Pacific were treated to a beautiful Lunar Eclipselast month.
Aug. 21, 2000
Ham radio operators are notorious for their love of long-distance radio chats. Now, thanks to NASA's SAREX program, hams and students on Earth can enjoy the ultimate long-distance radio experience by contacting Astronautsorbiting on board the Space Shuttleand, one day soon, on the International Space Station.
June 2, 2000
There are two really good times to see Mercury this year and next week is one of them. Good Mercury watching begins this Saturday evening, June 3, when a slender crescent Moon and the elusive planet appear together for stargazers just after sunset. Mercury's apparition as an evening star will continue through mid-June.
April 6, 2000
During an unplanned rendezvous, the Ulysses spacecraft found itself gliding though the immense tail of Comet Hyakutake, revealing that comet tails may be much longer than previously believed. Ulysses was hundreds of millions of kilometers away from Hyakutake when the unexpected encounter took place.
Jan. 17, 2000
In November 1999, astronomers photographed a large volcanic eruption on Io just as Galileo was flying by Jupiter's fiery satellite.
Sept. 11, 2000
The Harvest Moon, arguably the most famous Full Moon of the year, arrives on Wednesday, Sept. 13th. Check out this story to discover what makes the Harvest Moon special and to ponder the possibility of Harvest Moons on another planet.