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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.
Dec. 15, 1998
Last weekend observers around the globe were treated to one of the strongest Geminid meteor showers ever. Next year could be even better. This article includes a video clip of Geminid and Leonid Meteorsstreaking through the constellation Orion.
Dec. 11, 1998
Astrophysicist makes her second discovery of an astrophysical oddity - a pulsar orbiting a massive star.
Dec. 10, 1998
NASA/Marshall biotechnology may get an early start on ISS.
Dec. 8, 1998
The northern lights are more than beautiful; they are indicators of powerful storms strong enough to drive some of Earth's upper atmosphere right into space!
Dec. 4, 1998
On December 13, 1998, fragments of a curious object called 3200 Phaethon may produce a beautiful sky show
Dec. 3, 1998
As Galileo returns new images of Europa, NASA scientists prepare to study samples from a potentially similar environment here on Earth.
Dec. 1, 1998
An unusual x-ray pulsar bursts, pulses, and puzzles astronomers.
Nov. 27, 1998
Nov. 23, 1998
Scientists are examining the aerogel 'comet-catcher' for traces of Leonid meteoroids.