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January, 1999
University Of Iowa's Louis Frank Uses Mathematical Data Analysis To Show Small Comets Are Real (Science Daily 1/6)
"Asserting that critics have been looking at the wrong data, University of Iowa space physicist Louis A. Frank has published a new paper supporting his "small comet" theory that about 20 snow comets weighing 20 to 40 tons each disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere every minute."
Scientists study volcanism in the Indian Ocean (CNN/ENN 1/5)
"Geologists searching for clues to the Earth's internal dynamics are studying volcanism at the bottom of the southern Indian Ocean. They are looking specifically at the Kerguelen Plateau, a submarine plateau one-third the size of the United States, called a large igneous province."
NASA missions to study Earth's clouds, volcanic plumes (CNN 1/4)
"Aiming for the clouds rather than the stars, NASA has announced plans for a trio of small spacecraft missions designed to explore the Earth's atmospheric systems early in the new millennium."
Probe heads for Mars with shovel, microphone (CNN 1/4)
"NASA's newest spacecraft hurtled toward Mars Monday on a mission to dig for traces of water, transmit pictures and -- for the first time -- listen for sounds."

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