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Sept. 17, 1998
A bacterium which thrives in high-salt conditions produces a fascinating protein which changes color extremely efficiently. Crystals grown by Spacelab make scientists hopeful that they can understand the biological function and apply it to, for example, artificial retinas for people.
Sept. 16, 1998
Spacelab crystallizes a protein from a very weird, and surprisingly common, volcano-loving bug. Scientists hope to discover how these bugs can survive in such extreme conditions.
Sept. 15, 1998
Thunderstorm studies continue as a new hurricane candidate wends its way from Africa.
Sept. 14, 1998
Spacelab successfully crystallizes an intensely sweet protein that has 3000 times the kick of table sugar - and no calories.
Sept. 10, 1998
With 3 hurricanes so far, the CAMEX team gathers valuable data on thunderstorms while waiting for the next big one.
Sept. 4, 1998
NASA team studies rain intensity before landfall; NOAA team studies storm surge and wind field at landfall.
Sept. 2, 1998
Satellite radar shows a mountainous cloud chimney during the hurricane - twice as tall as Mt. Everest.
Sept. 2, 1998
A powerful new instrument could point scientists to the source of mysterious, cosmological, gamma-ray bursts.
Sept. 1, 1998
Three decades after Apollo 12, a remarkable colony of lunar survivors, who hitchhiked a trip to The Moonon Surveyor 3 - unprotected - are reexamined.
Aug. 31, 1998
Hurricane team completes the first half of their unique science campaign, and has a wealth of new data.