archive: SETI Universe Today, May 28th, 1999

SETI Universe Today, May 28th, 1999

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Tue, 01 Jun 1999 11:35:00 -0400

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>May 28th, 1999 - Issue #44
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>-- Story Summary --
>* Global Surveyor Builds Mars Map
>* Discovery Launch Successful
>* British Businessman Backs Down from Mir Trip
>* Message Sent to the Stars
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>GLOBAL SURVEYOR BUILDS MARS MAP
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>Still orbiting the Red Planet, Mars Global Surveyor has been
>busy providing data for a three-dimensional map of the surface.
>This new topological map will show the altitude of every point on
>Mars to an accuracy of 42 feet.
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>http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/marsmap990527.html
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_354000/354266.stm
>http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9905/27/mars.map/index.html
>http://explorezone.com/archives/99_05/27_mars3D.htm
>http://www.msnbc.com/news/274077.asp
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>DISCOVERY LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL
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>After a six month launch hiatus, the Space Shuttle Discovery roared into
>the sky from Cape Canaveral yesterday. This will be the first of 4
>missions planned for this year, and is primarily focused on stocking
>the International Space Station with supplies. Discovery will return
>in 10 days.
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>http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/shuttle_discovery990527.html
>http://www.astronomynow.com/spacenow/shuttle/sts096/index.html
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/special_report/iss/newsid_354000/354227.stm
>http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9905/27/shuttle.03/index.html
>http://explorezone.com/archives/99_05/27_shuttle_liftoff.htm
>http://www.msnbc.com/news/271079.asp
>http://www.flatoday.com/space/today/052899f.htm
>http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/05/27a.html
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>BRITISH BUSINESSMAN BACKS DOWN FROM MIR TRIP
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>Originally planning to make a trip to Mir to help raise funds for a
>Russian hospital, British businessman Peter Llewellyn will not be
>going. The Russian space agency planning to train the new cosmonaut
>said he was declined because it appears that he won't be providing
>the $100 million that the agency was expecting.
>
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_353000/353467.stm
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>MESSAGE SENT TO THE STARS
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>A commercial group has successfully beamed an international signal from
>a radio telescope in the Southern Ukraine. Aimed a four nearby star
>systems, the message included a rebroadcast of an original message
>sent 25 years ago, a "Rosetta Stone", containing images and mathematical
>proofs, as well as messages from 50,000 paying participants.
>
>http://www.msnbc.com/news/273893.asp
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