SETI bioastro: Fw: Today on SPACE.com -- Monday, September 16, 2002

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From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4@msn.com)
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 07:01:12 PDT


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Subject: Today on SPACE.com -- Monday, September 16, 2002

Today on SPACE.com -- Monday, September 16, 2002 -- http://www.space.com/

In today's issue:

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* Space Masters Astronaut Series

Science/Astronomy:
* Scientists Hope to Monitor Space Junk Hitting Moon
* See the Space Junk that Might Hit the Moon
* Proposal: Removing Earth's Radiation Belts
* Bevy of Black Holes Found in Galaxy Cluster
* Extreme Astronomy: Objects at the Limits and Beyond

SpaceFlight:
* Japanese Satellite Limps into Final Orbit Using Backup Thrusters
* Rocketeers Ready to Fly Under September Skies
* Science, Exploration Goals Advocated For Moon
* NASA Looking To Create New All-Inclusive Web Portal

Business/Industry:
* War on Terrorism Fuels New Military Space Concepts

Plus...

* SpaceTV, SpaceWatch
* Solar and Space Weather
* Starry Night, TeamSETI
* Space Age Jobs

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Today in Science/Astronomy:

* Scientists Hope to Monitor Space Junk Hitting Moon
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/moon_impact_020916.html

The chance that a derelict rocket stage may hit the Moon has stirred up hopes of gathering valuable lunar science data.

* See the Space Junk that Might Hit the Moon
http://www.space.com/news/space_junk_020916.html

A group of asteroid researchers photographed and animated Earth's newest satellite, an object captured recently by Earth's gravity and one that is likely a hunk of Apollo-era junk that's wandering home.

* Proposal: Removing Earth's Radiation Belts
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/radiation_belts_020916.html

Here's a cinch of an idea: How about a little Van Allen Belt tightening?

* Bevy of Black Holes Found in Galaxy Cluster
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/blackhole_clusters_020913.html

Clusters of old galaxies emit more x-rays and are more active than expected, according to new data that runs contrary to existing theories on how galaxies and stars evolve.

* Extreme Astronomy: Objects at the Limits and Beyond
http://www.space.com/spacewatch/extreme_objects_020913-1.html

This week in Spacewatch we delve into some extreme skywatching targets. The Northern Hemisphere's current evening sky contains the brightest planet, the most luminous star known, the largest star, the most colorful star and finally the most distant object that can be seen with the naked eye.

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Today in SpaceFlight:

* Japanese Satellite Limps into Final Orbit Using Backup Thrusters
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/japan_h2a_020912.html

Japan's space agency said it steered a new satellite near its planned orbit Saturday using backup thrusters, after the main engines stalled.

* Rocketeers Ready to Fly Under September Skies
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/amateur_rockets_020913.html

In the Nevada desert, a group of amateurs are involved in a class act to reach for space.

* Science, Exploration Goals Advocated For Moon
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/moon_conference_020913.html

Making the Moon a human exploration priority will not only help humankind colonize other worlds in our solar system, but also help us better understand our own planet.

* NASA Looking To Create New All-Inclusive Web Portal
http://www.space.com/news/oneNASA_020912.html

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has announced that NASA is looking to create a new all-inclusive website to replace the current www.nasa.gov .

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Today in Business/Industry:

* War on Terrorism Fuels New Military Space Concepts
http://www.space.com/spacenews/spacenews_businessmonday_020916.html

The U.S.-led war on terrorism is fueling momentum behind efforts to develop new military space capabilities in areas such as communications and ground and space surveillance, according to senior U.S. Air Force officials.

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* SpaceTV:
http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/spacetv/

* SpaceWatch:
http://www.space.com/spacewatch/

* Space Age Jobs
http://www.spacejobs.com/

* Uplink: Share your opinion!
http://uplink.space.com/

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SOLAR and SPACE WEATHER (Septemebr 16, 2002)

3-Day Solar Forecast
Solar activity is expected to be low to moderate through Wednesday.

3-Day Aurora Forecast
Earth's geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels through Wednesday.

Solar Data
The current sunspot number is 168, and the solar wind speed recently clocked in at 390 kilometers per second.

The solar wind density was 6.4 protons per cubic centimeter.

(Speed and density values are snapshots in time and change during the day.)

http://www.space.com/spacewatch/space_weather.html

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