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Jan. 13, 1999
NASA and educators join for a hands-on experiment designed for students of all ages to investigate life in extreme environments and to learn about the possibilities for life elsewhere in the Solar System. The program, called "Life on the Edge," begins later this month when a dogsled team will transport a collection of extreme-loving microorganisms to the summit of one of the highest mountain peaks in North America.
Jan. 12, 1999
A rocket set to study Space Weathereffects will launch from above the arctic circle very soon if all goes well.
Jan. 12, 1999
An updated 20-year trend in atmospheric temperatures is unveiled at 1999 American Meteorological Society Meeting this week. These new results are corrected for orbital decay and drift of the nine satellites used to obtain the temperature measurements.
Jan. 8, 1999
A new method of analyzing Gamma-ray Burstsby plotting color-color diagrams shows that there could be as many as five different kinds of these cosmic explosions.
Jan. 7, 1999
Scientists plan a CAPER to study the solar wind high above the arctic circle, in Norway. They hope to find out how atoms from Earth's upper atmosphere have escaped to become part of Earth's "auroral fountain."
Jan. 5, 1999
Meteor watching in 1999 began with a whimper, but it could end with a bang. Prospects for viewing "falling stars" in 1999.
Dec. 28, 1998
The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on Jan. 3 1999
Dec. 24, 1998
Santa discusses his plans for Christmas on future space colonies.
Dec. 22, 1998
Amateur radio operators capture eerie-sounding radar echos from Geminid and Leonid meteors.
Dec. 16, 1998
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.