archive: SETI Universe Today, May 13, 1999

SETI Universe Today, May 13, 1999

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Thu, 13 May 1999 16:48:03 -0400

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>-- Story Summary --
>* Winds on Jupiter Go Supersonic
>* Shuttle Tank Damaged by Hail
>* Alien Messages Could be Timed to Galactic Events
>* Air Force Pronounces Milstar Officially Dead
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>WINDS ON JUPITER GO SUPERSONIC
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>Astronomers have been investigating the clouds on Jupiter and have
>discovered a number of unique features: storms circling the poles reach
>supersonic speeds and a giant plasmasheet created from the interaction
>between Jupiter and Io.
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>http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990512jupwinds/index.html
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_341000/341782.stm
>http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/05/12a.html
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>SHUTTLE TANK DAMAGED BY HAIL
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>A heavy hailstorm over the weekend damaged an insulation cover on
>the Space Shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank. Although the damage
>can be repaired, there are several gouges in areas unreachable while
>the Shuttle is on the launch pad. NASA may have to delay the launch.
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>http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9905/12/shuttle.tank.ap/index.html
>http://www.msnbc.com/news/268720.asp
>http://www.chron.com/content/interactive/space/missions/sts-096/stories/pref
>light/990512.html
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>ALIEN MESSAGES COULD BE TIMED TO GALACTIC EVENTS
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>Astronomers from the SETI Institute believe that aliens trying to contact
>us may time their message with some kind of dramatic cosmic event, such
>as a supernova or gamma ray burst. They're keeping their radio telescopes
>tuned to the location, just after such an event.
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>http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/051299/aliensignal.sml
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>AIR FORCE PRONOUNCES MILSTAR OFFICIALLY DEAD
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>After almost two weeks of effort to repair Milstar's botched orbit, Air
>Force officials have thrown in the towel. The spacecraft was raised to a
>stable altitude of 2,781 miles, the fuel was drained, and it was turned
>off. $800 million officially down the drain.
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>http://www.flatoday.com/space/today/051399f.htm
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