Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 16, 1996
Hydrogen Escaping From Ganymede Hints Oxygen Lurking At Surface
Atomic hydrogen found escaping from Ganymede implies Jupiter's largest moon has large amounts of oxygen hovering over or locked up in its icy surface, according to University of Colorado observations with NASA's Galileo spacecraft.

Teraflops Supercomputer Shows Sandia Expertise In Advanced Software Applications
Achievement of a trillion math operations per second ushers in a new era in supercomputing.

Thunderstorms Have Flickering, High-Altitude Halos
Stanford researchers report the first measurements of the shape and dynamics of

Boston University Scientists Capture First Detailed Images Of Earth's Outer Atmosphere
Astronomers at Boston University and Los Alamos National Laboratory have produced the first high resolution images of the near-Earth space environment using instruments on the NASA POLAR satellite.These images can be used to begin to answer fundamental questions about the relationship between Earth and the Sun

World's Smallest Test Tubes Host Chemical Reaction
A team of researchers has carried out a chemical reaction in what may be the world's smallest set of test tubes: carbon nanotubes with inside diameters of less than ten nanometers and lengths of just one micron. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to