SETI bioastro: Fw: [lunar-update] MARSDAILY EXPRESS - December 23, 2003

From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4_at_msn.com)
Date: Tue Dec 23 2003 - 09:29:21 PST

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    From: Larry Kellogg
    Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 2:05 AM
    To: lunar-update_at_altair.com
    Subject: [lunar-update] MARSDAILY EXPRESS - December 23, 2003

    Good evening,

    What can I say that might be Earth shaking,--- CALIFORNIA. :-)

    We had an Earthquake today of about 6.5 magnitude.

    The reports just keep rolling in. Lasted about 30 seconds and raised the
    mountains some.

    You can read about it in Australia, well we are connected today. You don't
    need for a tramp steamer to bring the mail to port to find out what is
    happening around the world, just go to the Internet. :-)

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    http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/
    Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada

    http://quake.usgs.gov/
    Earthquake news and highlights:
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    Are all of our eggs in one basket or should we seed the Universe?

    So what else is Earth shaking? How about going to Mars?

    SpaceDaily Express Readers will note Issue One of the MARSDAILY EXPRESS -
    December 23, 2003
    http://www.marsdaily.com/

    I have copied it below and if you are interested you can sign up with them.
    Looks like a lot of information about the Mars Missions coming up.

    Larry
    http://www.larryrussellkellogg.net/moon.html
    http://www.larryrussellkellogg.net/mars.html
    http://www.larryrussellkellogg.net/colonies.html
    http://www.larryrussellkellogg.net/links.html
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    http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/7552966.htm
    Posted on Mon, Dec. 22, 2003

    Earthquake changes landscape along the coast
    BY LISA M. KRIEGER
    Knight Ridder Newspapers

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - (KRT) - The view from Hearst Castle got just grander.

    In Monday morning's earthquake, the Santa Lucia Mountain Range that holds
    the landmark estate and adjacent towns shrugged its shoulders and then grew
    with a sudden jolt, probably one to four feet, sending a 6.5-magnitude
    reminder that California's central coast is a very young and restless
    region.

    "What happened was a mountain-building motion," said geophysicist Andrew
    Michael of the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif. "It's what
    created the mountain range in the Bay Area - and more spectacularly, the
    mountains of the Big Sur coast."

    Seismic activity will continue over the next week or so, particularly to the
    south and east of the source of the earthquake, called the hypocenter, which
    has been located 4.7 miles underground in the rugged backcountry six miles
    northeast of San Simeon and 13 miles west of Lake Nacimiento. Scientists
    were still working Monday to pin down which fault caused the quake.

    snip
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    http://www.af.mil/stories/story.asp?storyID=123006266
    Earthquake hits Vandenberg

    12/22/2003 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- The base felt the
    effects of the preliminary magnitude 6.5-earthquake that rocked central
    California on Dec. 22 at 11:15 a.m. A 30th Space Wing emergency response
    team reacted to the quake.

    There have been no reported injuries or deaths here as a result. Civil
    engineers report there has been minor structural damage to one base
    facility. Several facilities are affected by gas leaks. The base's main
    water supply is sound but there is a leak in one building. One of the base's
    two main electrical feeders is down and about 10 percent of the base is
    still without power.

    The 30th SW commander has released all nonessential people from duty. Those
    who do not live on base or have mission-related duties to conduct will not
    be allowed on base until further notice.

    Base assessments are ongoing.
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    http://www.inman.com/inmannews.asp?ID=39080
    Earthquake hits Central California
    Rolling motion felt as far away as Los Angeles
    Monday, December 22, 2003

    Inman News

    A magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred in Central California at approximately
    11:16 a.m. PST, according to a preliminary computer-generated report from
    the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif.

    The epicenter was about 7 miles from San Simeon, known to tourists as the
    home of Hearst Castle.

    The earthquake was felt as far north as the Oakland area and as far south as
    Los Angeles, where residents experienced a rolling-earth motion that was
    more like a sea wave than the usual quake jolt.

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    http://www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=75529&region=4
    CALIFORNIA ROCKED BY EARTHQUAKE
    23.12.2003. 15:56:26

    A powerful earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale, has hit central
    California, killing two women who were crushed to death in the town of Paso
    Robles.

    The two women, aged 55 and 19, died when the town's landmark 19th century
    clocktower building collapsed, just after 11am local time.

    State Assemblyman Abel Maldonado said the two women worked in a dress shop
    in the building and ran outside when the quake struck, only to be hit by
    falling debris.

    A local official said 82 buildings were damaged in the quake, and another 46
    people were reportedly injured, some with broken bones and lacerations.

    Elsewhere in the region, only minor damage and injuries were reported.

    The quake is the largest to hit the seismically active state since 1999, and
    cut power to more than 40,000 people.

    The epicentre was 57 kilometres from Paso Robles, in the neighbouring town
    of San Simeon, almost halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    Earthquake experts said Paso Robles may have been worst hit because it
    houses many old brick buildings which are less flexible than wood, the main
    construction material used in the towns immediately surrounding the quake's
    epicentre.

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    MARSDAILY EXPRESS - December 23, 2003
    http://www.marsdaily.com/
    ISSUE ONE
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    Dear SpaceDaily Express Readers.

    This is the inaugural issue of MarsDaily Express - a new supplement to
    SpaceDaily Express. Over the coming weeks we will publish a series of these
    supplements via the main SpaceDaily newsletter list.

    The first main event on Mars is the Beagle 2 landing and Mars Express
    orbital insertion. These events start in the early morning of Dec 25 at
    02:54 GMT, (6.54 PST - 9:54 EST) when Beagle 2 bounces down on to Mars. A
    few minutes later Mars Express enters Mars Orbit, and 2 hours and 20 minutes
    later Mars Express will fly over the Beagle 2 landing zone and confirmation
    of a safe landing for the Beagle might come then.

    Photos from Beagle 2 are not expected for up to 24-48 hours after landing
    This is due to the lack of a Mars comsat network to continuously route data
    back to Earth. Coverage of key events will be very patchy throughout all
    three ground missions. But if those two later rovers can bounce down safely
    we will see some stunning "1:1 resolution" images of traveling across the
    surface of Mars in the New Year.

    Take care,
    Simon Mansfield
    President
    Space.TV Corp

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    OUICK MARS

    - Life On Mars? A Little Beagle May Tell Us
    http://www.marsdaily.com/2003/031221022702.95lz6nyf.html

    - Vital Hurdle Cleared In Europe's Mars Hopes
    http://www.marsdaily.com/2003/031219122706.ayyzl1s3.html

    - Mars Express Slews Back From Collision To Insertion Trajectory
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/marsexpress-03u.html

    - Europe's Martian Orbiter and Lander Separate Successfully
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/marsexpress-03t.html

    - Kitty Hawk Makes Way For Mars
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/oped-03zzy.html

    - Cornell Hopes To Spin A Few Spokes with Rover Wheelies
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/mars2003-03zc.html

    - An Odyssey Of Mars Science: Part 1
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/lunarplanet-2003-03a1.html

    - Japan Abandons Martian Probe Mission
    http://www.marsdaily.com/2003/031209134158.i1quixrr.html

    - Mars, Earth Both Enjoying Balmy Climate
    http://www.marsdaily.com/2003/031217180106.97w3mlg8.html

    - Aurora Roadmap Has "Europeans" On Mars By 2033
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/esa-general-03zb.html

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    MORE SPACE

    - Russia touts "space honeymoon" for 40 million dollars
    http://www.spacedaily.com/2003/031221080913.gfub9l5n.html

    - US regulators approve News Corp's takeover of DirecTV
    http://www.spacedaily.com/2003/031220012100.45k97jcz.html

    - First Set of Images from OrbView-3 Satellite Released
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/eo-03zzzzm.html

    - Delta 2 Launches Last GPS Series 2R Bird
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/gps-03zzi.html

    - Smart 1 Rotates To Even Temp. As SEP Clocks Up 1,000 Hours
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/lunar-03y.html

    - Ground Moving Target Engagement System Hits Tank With JDAM
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/gps-03zzh.html

    - New Composite Hydrogen Fuel Tank For RLVs Successfully Tested
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/rlv-03p.html

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    HEADLINES IN BRIEF
    December 23, 2003

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    EXPRESS/BEAGLE

    - Life On Mars? A Little Beagle May Tell Us
    http://www.marsdaily.com/2003/031221022702.95lz6nyf.html

    Paris (AFP) Dec 21, 2003 - On Christmas Day, a small round object will
    streak like a shooting star across the skies of Mars before landing like a
    beachball, starting a mission that, at last, may reveal whether the stuff of
    life exists on Earth's beguiling neighbour.

    - Vital Hurdle Cleared In Europe's Mars Hopes
    http://www.marsdaily.com/2003/031219122706.ayyzl1s3.html

    - Mars Express Slews Back From Collision To Insertion Trajectory
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/marsexpress-03u.html

    - Europe's Martian Orbiter and Lander Separate Successfully
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/marsexpress-03t.html

    - Moment Of Truth For Europe's Mars Hopes
    http://www.marsdaily.com/2003/031219092045.qx1kzy6v.html

    - Probe, Europe's Martian Spacecraft, Ordered To Separate
    http://www.marsdaily.com/2003/031219083245.mrw3wvw5.html

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    MARS OPINION

    - Kitty Hawk Makes Way For Mars
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/oped-03zzy.html

    Los Angeles - Dec 22, 2003 - Human Mars exploration advocates emerged as the
    winners this week from the decision by President Bush to defer any decision
    about America's next major goal in space into 2004, writes Robert Zubrin.

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    MARS TECH

    - Cornell Hopes To Spin A Few Spokes with Rover Wheelies
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/mars2003-03zc.html

    Pasadena - Dec 22, 2003 - After the twin Mars Exploration Rovers bounce onto
    the red planet and begin touring the Martian terrain in January, onboard
    spectrometers and cameras will gather data and images --- and the rovers'
    wheels will dig holes.

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    MARS SCIENCE

    - Martian Science To Get Abrasive
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/mars2003-03zb.html

    Pasadena - Dec 22, 2003 - Facelifts can sag. Botox is temporary. But modern
    science has a new way to return youth to weathered faces: the rock abrasion
    tool (RAT). If your dermatologist hasn't heard of it, ask your local Mars
    scientist.

    - An Odyssey Of Mars Science: Part 1
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/lunarplanet-2003-03a1.html

    Sacramento - Dec 18, 2003 - This year's meeting of the Division of Planetary
    Sciences -- the Solar System-related branch of the American Astronomical
    Society provided the most detailed reports yet on Martian science using data
    from the Odyssey and Surveyor missions. SpaceDaily's Bruce Moomaw attended
    the 2004 DPS meeting and in a series of reports over coming weeks Moomaw
    will provide readers with an overview of the latest science from Mars.

    (this series will continue later this week with a new batch of Mars science
    reports from Bruce Moomaw)

    - Japan Abandons Martian Probe Mission
    http://www.marsdaily.com/2003/031209134158.i1quixrr.html

    - Mars, Earth Both Enjoying Balmy Climate
    http://www.marsdaily.com/2003/031217180106.97w3mlg8.html

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    MARTIANS

    - Aurora Roadmap Has "Europeans" On Mars By 2033
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/esa-general-03zb.html

    Paris - Dec 22, 2003 - Now that Mars Express has successfully released
    Beagle 2 on its way to Mars the next step in Europe's exciting journey to
    Mars will be completed on Christmas Day, with the arrival of ESA's Mars Expr
    ess orbiter, and the delivery of the Beagle 2 lander to the planet's dusty
    plains.

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    EARTH OBSERVATION

    - First Set of Images from OrbView-3 Satellite Released
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/eo-03zzzzm.html

    Dulles - Dec 22, 2003 - Orbital Imaging has released the first set of sample
    images from its OrbView-3 high-resolution commercial imaging satellite. The
    samples include imagery from around the world collected at one-meter
    resolution in OrbView-3's panchromatic imaging mode (black and white), and
    at four-meter resolution in the multi-spectral (color) mode.

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    GPS NEWS

    - Delta 2 Launches Last GPS Series 2R Bird
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/gps-03zzi.html

    Cape Canaveral - Dec 22, 2003 - A Boeing Delta II rocket has successfully
    deployed a Global Positioning System (GPS) IIR-10 satellite for the U.S. Air
    Force. Liftoff of the Delta II occurred at 3:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch
    Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The deployment sequence
    was completed in 68 minutes at 4:13 a.m.

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    MOONDAILY

    - Smart 1 Rotates To Even Temp. As SEP Clocks Up 1,000 Hours
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/lunar-03y.html

    Noordwijk - Dec 22, 2003 - SMART-1 has recently broken through the barrier
    of 1000 hours of cumulated thrust! This happened at precisely 20:00 UTC on
    11 December 2003. The spacecraft is now in its 150th orbit, in good status
    and with all functions performing nominally.

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    GPS NEWS

    - Ground Moving Target Engagement System Hits Tank With JDAM
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/gps-03zzh.html

    Eglin AFB - Dec 22, 2003 - Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully
    passed the "final exam" of a three-year project aimed at demonstrating a
    faster, less expensive way for airborne weapon systems to detect, track and
    destroy moving ground targets.

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    ROCKET SCIENCE

    - New Composite Hydrogen Fuel Tank For RLVs Successfully Tested
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/rlv-03p.html

    Huntsville - Dec 22, 2003 - A team of engineers from Northrop Grumman and
    NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala. Have demonstrated that
    a new, specially designed fuel tank made from composite materials can safely
    hold and contain liquid hydrogen under simulated launch conditions.

    -- end newsletter --

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    WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE, AND BELIEVE, IT WILL ACHIEVE - LRK
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