archive: SETI Astronomer find new moon of Uranus

SETI Astronomer find new moon of Uranus

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Wed, 19 May 1999 14:01:00 -0400

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>18TH MOON OF URANUS FOUND
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>A scientist has discovered an 18th moon orbiting the planet Uranus,
>the International Astronomical Union announced yesterday. Until now,
>Saturn has been the only planet in our solar system known to have as
>many as 18 satellites.
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> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990519uranus/index.html
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>ASTRONOMERS STUDYING MYSTERIOUS COSMIC BLAST
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>International teams of astronomers are studying a mysterious cosmic
>explosion far out in space, first detected as a gigantic outburst of
>gamma rays on May 10. Gamma-Ray Bursters (GRBs) are brief flashes of
>very energetic radiation - they represent by far the most powerful
>type of explosion known in the Universe and their afterglow in
>optical light can be 10 million times brighter than the brightest
>supernovae.
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> FULL STORY: http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-1999/pr-08-99.html
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>COLOSSAL CYCLONE SWIRLS NEAR MARTIAN NORTH POLE
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>Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an
>enormous cyclonic storm system raging in the northern polar regions
>of the planet Mars. Nearly four times the size of the state of Texas,
>the storm is composed of water ice clouds like storm systems on
>Earth, rather than dust typically found in Martian storms.
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> FULL STORY:
http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990519marsstorm/index.html
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>STUDENT-BUILT SCIENCE SATELLITE IN TROUBLE AFTER LAUNCH
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>A satellite built by students to study the Earth's ionosphere ran
>into trouble only hours after its launch on a winged Pegasus rocket.
>The TERRIERS satellite has been unable to orient itself so that its
>solar panels fully face the Sun, NASA said in a statement. The
>Pegasus rocket also carried into orbit an experimental communications
>satellite for the U.S. Department of Defense.
>
> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990518terriers/index.html
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>SPACE PROBE AUTOPILOT TEST CUTSHORT
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>An experiment using artificial intelligence software to command
>NASA's Deep Space 1 probe and its futuristic ion engine has been
>cutshort. The experiment was interrupted at 1400 GMT yesterday.
>Project officials are looking at data to determine the cause of the
>problem. They said they had achieved 70 percent of their objectives.
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> EARLIER STORY:
http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990518remote/index.html
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>IN RECENT NEWS
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>Some recent news stories you might have missed:
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>
>* THIS WEEK ON GALILEO
> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990518galileoweek.html
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>* SEARCH FOR ET STARTS AT HOME
> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990517seti/index.html
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>* NATURAL LENSES EXTEND HUBBLE'S GAZE INTO THE UNIVERSE
> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990513hubble/index.html
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>* GREEN LIGHT FOR NEW UK TELESCOPE
> FULL STORY: http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990514newukscope.html
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>* ASTRONOMERS CLOCK SUPERSONIC WINDS AT JUPITER
> FULL STORY:
http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990512jupwinds/index.html
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>* ASTRONOMERS FIND BLACK HOLES COME IN PINK
> FULL STORY:
http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/990510pinkhole/index.html
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