archive: SETI Universe Today, June 1st, 1999

SETI Universe Today, June 1st, 1999

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Tue, 01 Jun 1999 15:51:45 -0400

>X-Sender: uni_info@universetoday.com
>X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.6 (32)
>Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 01:03:44 -0700
>To: Universe Today Newsletter <info@universetoday.com>
>From: Universe Today <info@universetoday.com>
>Subject: Universe Today, June 1st, 1999
>
>
>the
>U N I V E R S E
> T O D A Y
>
>Space Exploration News From Around the Internet, Updated Every Weekday.
>June 1st, 1999 - Issue #45
>http://www.universetoday.com
>info@universetoday.com
>
>To unsubscribe from this newsletter, just reply with only the
>subject line "UNSUBSCRIBE NEWSLETTER".
>
>An HTML version of this Newsletter is available at:
>http://www.universetoday.com/html/misc/today.html
>
>**************************************
>
>Do you know someone who would appreciate receiving Universe Today
>by email? Forward on a copy, and encourage them to subscribe!
>
>**************************************
>
>
>-- Story Summary --
>* Shuttle Astronauts Visit Space Station
>* Increased Solar Storms Could Be a Threat in Year 2000
>* New Class of Brown Dwarf Discovered
>* Amateur Rocketeers Fight for Space Prize
>
>
>SHUTTLE ASTRONAUTS VISIT SPACE STATION
>------------------------
>As part of their mission, astronauts from the Space Shuttle began their
>supply mission to the International Space Station by checking out their
>future home. Although it's noisy and cold, the ISS already feels like home.
>The astronauts will spend the next 3 days transferring their cargo over.
>
>http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/shuttle_discovery990531.html
>http://www.astronomynow.com/spacenow/shuttle/sts096/990531ingress.html
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/special_report/iss/newsid_356000/356959.stm
>http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9905/31/shuttle.01/index.html
>http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/053099/spaceshuttle.sml
>http://www.msnbc.com/news/271079.asp
>
>
>INCREASED SOLAR STORMS COULD BE A THREAT IN YEAR 2000
>------------------------
>Researchers are forecasting that 2000 will be at the height of the sun's
>11-year solar cycle - a time when it's most active with solar flares. This
>increase solar activity could cause a range of problems, from interference
>with satellite transmission to endangering astronaut's spacewalks.
>
>http://www.msnbc.com/news/251370.asp
>
>
>NEW CLASS OF BROWN DWARF DISCOVERED
>------------------------
>Astronomers have discovered what they believe is a new class of star, which
>they're calling methane brown dwarves. Approximately 10 to 80 times the size
>of Jupiter, the stars are too small to have the nuclear reactions that make
>stars shine brightly.
>
>http://www.chron.com/content/interactive/space/astronomy/news/1999/ds/990531
>.html
>
>
>AMATEUR ROCKETEERS FIGHT FOR SPACE PRIZE
>------------------------
>The Space Frontier Foundation is offering $250,000 to the first amateur
>rocket group that can get a payload of 4.4 pounds into space (124 miles).
>Many groups are vying for the prize, and they're using many innovative
>methods to get there, including launches from balloons.
>
>http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9905/31/amateur.space.race/index.html
>
>-------------------------
>To unsubscribe from this newsletter, just reply with only the
>subject line "UNSUBSCRIBE NEWSLETTER".
>
>All contents copyright (c) 1999 Universe Today
>Brought to you by communicate.com
>http://www.communicate.com
>
>
>