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SETI Supersonic winds clocked on Jupiter

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Wed, 12 May 1999 15:53:29 -0400

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>ASTRONOMERS CLOCK SUPERSONIC WINDS AT JUPITER
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>Violent winds race around the poles of Jupiter at thousands of miles
>an hour like cars round a racetrack, sometimes reaching supersonic
>speeds. And these winds - known as "auroral electrojets" - may help
>to explain why temperatures at the top of the jovian atmosphere are
>much higher than would be expected for a planet five times farther
>away from the Sun than Earth.
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> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990512jupwinds/index.html
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>ASTRONOMERS FIND BLACK HOLES COME IN PINK
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>A group of Australian astronomers have found that some black holes are
>bright pink. The "Pink holes" were discovered using telescopes at
>Parkes and Coonabarabran in the western plains of New South Wales
>between 1994 and 1998.
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> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990510pinkhole/index.html
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>WET SATELLITE LATEST WOE FOR U.S. MILITARY SPACE PROGRAMME
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>The United States' Air Force suffered another space setback over the
>weekend when a $40 million navigation satellite got wet in a
>thunderstorm. The GPS IIR-3 satellite had been tenatively scheduled
>for launch on May 15 atop a Delta 2 rocket but is now on indefinite
>hold.
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> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990511wetsat/index.html
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>THIS WEEK ON GALILEO
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>Galileo spends most of the week processing science data stored on its
>onboard tape recorder and transmitting it to Earth. The data was
>acquired during the spacecraft's passage through the heart of the
>Jupiter's system last week.
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> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990510galileoweek.html
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>IN RECENT NEWS
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>Some recent news stories you might have missed:
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>* NEW DELAY FOR NASA'S CHANDRA X-RAY OBSERVATORY
> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990428chandra/index.html
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>* CONTROLLERS TRYING TO FIND MARS PROBE ANTENNA BLOCKAGE
> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990424mgs/index.html
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>* ASTRONOMERS FIND THREE PLANETS AROUND SUN-LIKE STAR
> FULL STORY:
http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990415planetsx3/index.html
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