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Getting to the Bottom

The research ship Atlantis and her companion submersible, Alvin, explore the strange world of an undersea volcanic ridge

June 29, 1998 — Alan Hall

The Last Sturgeon

Can the economic forces driving the ancient source of caviar to extinction be stopped? It may already be too late

June 15, 1998 — Kristin Leutwyler

The Big Apple

On April 29, 1998, astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia snapped this picture of the New York metropolitan area. This, and other, amazingly clear images were made as the shuttle Columbia swept around the Earth once every 90 minutes in an orbit that varied from 154 to 137 nautical miles in altitude

May 18, 1998 — Alan Hall