archive: SETI Universe Today, May 14th, 1999

SETI Universe Today, May 14th, 1999

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Fri, 14 May 1999 09:25:33 -0400

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>-- Story Summary --
>* Hubble Finds Gravitational Lens
>* Chinese Planning Manned Launch
>* Mars Express Budget Approved
>* SETI@home Will be Ready Monday For Windows/Mac
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>HUBBLE FINDS GRAVITATIONAL LENS
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>The Hubble Space Telescope has found a series of gravitational
>lenses - caused when the gravity of a massive object focuses the
>light of an object behind it. The lenses can take the shape of
>strange patterns, arcs, rings and crosses, and can be used by
>astronomers to calculate universe parameters.
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>http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990513hubble/index.html
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>CHINESE PLANNING MANNED LAUNCH
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>The Chinese Space Agency is planning to join other countries in sending
>astronauts into orbit. Official announcements claim that development
>of its space program is well ahead of schedule, with an unmanned launch
>as early as next year, with a manned launch shortly after.
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>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_342000/342936.stm
>http://www.chron.com/cgi-bin/auth/story.mpl/content/interactive/space/news/9
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>MARS EXPRESS BUDGET APPROVED
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>A five-year budget for an unmanned probe to Mars has been approved
>by European Governments. Equipped with a series of scientific instruments,
>the spacecraft will help determine if Mars has water - and with it, the
>possibility of life.
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>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_342000/342522.stm
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>SETI@HOME WILL BE READY MONDAY FOR WINDOWS/MAC
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>It's been over a month since the UNIX version of SETI@home was released
>to an initial group of 12,000 volunteers. Now Windows and Mac users will
>be able to join the search when the software is released on these
>platforms Monday.
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>http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
>http://www.msnbc.com/news/255770.asp
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