References to Popular Articles Published in 1999


  • Scientists find ways to predict huge solar magnetic storms. Warning would help protect communications, power networks.
    By: Kathy Sawyer, Washington Post staff writer.
    The Washington Post – Wednesday, March 10, 1999. National News section, page A2.
  • Coming Soon to a Sky Near You: Solar Storms.
    By: Sten Odenwald, Special to The Washington Post.
    The Washington Post – Wednesday, March 10, 1999. Edition L, The Learning section, page H1.
    Word Count: 2,790.
  • Herald Focus: Science; A storm brews in space – Satellite will warn Earth of disruptive solar flares.
    By: Jules Crittenden.
    Boston Herald – Tuesday, April 6, 1999. All editions, page 3.
    Word count: 814.
  • Scientists read Sun signs for danger.
    By: David L. Chandler, Globe staff.
    The Boston Globe (BG) – Wednesday, March 10, 1999. Third edition, National/Foreign section, page A8.
    Word count: 692.
  • Dramatic drop in solar wind puzzles experts.
    By: Seth Borenstein, Inquirer Washington Bureau.
    Philadelphia Inquirer (PI) – Tuesday, December 14, 1999. SF edition, National section, page A23.
    Word count: 744.
  • The `Superflares’: What if the sun … Astronomers have long documented the blasts of radiation. Now comes a look at the source.
    By: Faye Flam, Inquirer staff writer.
    Philadelphia Inquirer (PI) – Thursday, January 7, 1999. SF Edition, National section, page A03.
    Word count: 684.
  • Massive solar storm threatens to disable satellites, cell phones.
    By: John Yaukey, Gannett News Service.
    The Times Union (Albany, NY) – Sunday, March 7, 1999 Three Star Edition, Main Section, page A7.
    Word count: 861.
  • Eyes to the skies: from Canada to India, viewers were awed by the last solar eclipse of the century.
    By: Ray Moseley, Chicago Tribune.
    Sun Sentinel (Ft.Lauderdale, FL) – Thursday, August 12, 1999. Broward Metro edition, foreign section, page 1A.
    Word count: 952.
  • Sun puts chill on space missions. Dangers: Solar storms are speeding the demise of the Russian Mir space station and posing a radiation hazard for the International Space Station that is under construction.
    By: Sun Staff and Frank D. Roylance.
    The Baltimore Sun – Thursday April 1, 1999. Final edition, Telegraph section, page 2A.
    Word count: 1,223.
  • Solar climax vs. high-tech Earth; Eruptions: Sophisticated equipment such as communications satellites is about to be tested as solar storms reach their 11-year height.
    By: Sun Staff and Frank D. Roylance.
    The Baltimore Sun – Thursday March 18, 1999. Final edition, Telegraph section, page 1A.
    Word count: 1,151.
  • Focus: Solar Storms.
    By: Seth Borenstein, Knight Ridder Newspapers.
    Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – Friday, November 12, 1999. Final edition, front section, page A04.
    Word count: 971.
  • Coming soon: Solar flares playing havoc with Earth.
    By: John Mangels and Sabrina Eaton, Plain Dealer reporters.
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (PD) – Wednesday, November 10, 1999 Final edition, National section, page 1A.
    Word count: 915.
  • Total Solar Eclipse Delivers Shades of Millennial Magic.
    By: John-Thor Dahlburg, Times staff writer.
    Los Angeles Times – Thursday August 12, 1999. Home edition, colA 1, page 1.
    Word count: 1056.
  • Scientists find early warning signs of violent solar storms.
    By: David Perlman, Chronicle Science Editor.
    San Francisco Chronicle (SF) – Wednesday, March 10, 1999. Final edition, News section, page A9.
    Word count: 654.
  • Why so hot? Don’t blame man, blame the sun.
    By: Sallie Baliunas.
    The Wall Street Journal – August 5, 1999.


  • Solar goings-on (movements of the sun)
    By Stuart J. Goldman. Sky & Telescope, v97 i1 p77(2) – January 1999.
  • Fire in the Sky.
    By: David Appell.
    New Scientist, page 29 – February 27, 1999.
  • S shape may help predict solar storms (research on behavior of thesun).
    By: R. Cowen.
    Science News, v155 i11 p164(1) – March 13, 1999.
  • Forecasting solar storms: NASA sees trouble on the sun before it gets to Earth.
    By: Jeffrey Kluger.
    Time, v153 i11 p88(1) – March 22, 1999.
  • The Sun Also Writhes (laboratory experiments used to study the sun).
    Science News, v155 i13 p200(1) – March 27, 1999.
  • Catching cosmic ghosts (neutrino astrophysics).
    By: Ivan Semeniuk.
    Astronomy, v27 i6 p38(1) – June 1999.
  • A beginner’s guide to solar observing.
    By: Jeff Medkeff.
    Sky & Telescope, v97 i6 p122(1) – June 1999.
  • Outta sight! A crafty peek at the sun’s back (spacecraft observations of the far side of the sun).
    By: R. Cowen.
    Science News, v156 i1 p5 – July 3, 1999.
  • High-speed solar wind surfs magnetic waves.
    By: R. Cowen.
    Science News, v156 i3 p38 – July 17, 1999.
  • Euro eclipse (history of solar eclipses). By: Richard Talcott.
    Astronomy, v27 i8 p84 – August 1999.
  • Raging Ball.
    By: David Appell.
    Current Science, page 10 – September 24, 1999.
  • The great total eclipse.
    By: Edwin L. Aguirre.
    Sky & Telescope, v98 i5 p118 – November 1999.
  • Celestial spectacular.
    By: Robert T. Little. Popular Mechanics, v176 i11 p78 – November 1999.