SETI Universe Today, June 2nd, 1999

Larry Klaes (
Thu, 03 Jun 1999 11:18:13 -0400

>X-Sender: >X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.6 (32) >Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 18:02:36 -0700 >To: Universe Today Newsletter <> >From: Universe Today <> >Subject: Universe Today, June 2nd, 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 2nd, 1999 - Issue #46 > > > >To unsubscribe from this newsletter, just reply with only the >subject line "UNSUBSCRIBE NEWSLETTER". > >An HTML version of this Newsletter is available at: > > >************************************** > >Do you know someone who would appreciate receiving Universe Today >by email? Forward on a copy, and encourage them to subscribe! > >************************************** > > >-- Story Summary -- >* Mir Will Finally Be Shut Down >* Sun's Orbit Around the Galaxy Calculated >* Hubble Captures Entire Star Lifecycle >* Earth Microbes Survive in Mars Conditions > > >MIR WILL FINALLY BE SHUT DOWN >------------------------ >Unable the find the additional funding they need, Russian officials have >decided to scrap Mir. The current cosmonauts will leave the station for the >last time in August, and it will remain unattended as its orbit decays into >the atmosphere, finally burning up sometime in August. > > > > > > > > > >SUN'S ORBIT AROUND THE GALAXY CALCULATED >------------------------ >Using a precise radio telescope, astronomers have calculated exactly how long >it takes for the sun to make one revolution around the Milky Way: 226 million >years. Last time the sun was in this position, dinosaurs roamed the planet. >To >make their calculations, astronomers used Sagitarius A*, a star believed to >be >exactly at the center of the galaxy. > > > > >HUBBLE CAPTURES ENTIRE STAR LIFECYCLE >------------------------ >Recent photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope show a region of space >that >displays all stages of star evolution. The image is of the nebula NCG 3603, >and >it contains a blue supergiant star called Sher 25 surrounded by rings of >interstellar gas. > > > > > > >EARTH MICROBES SURVIVE IN MARS CONDITIONS >------------------------ >A microbe discovered deep in the ocean near hot vents has been found to be >able >to thrive in Martian conditions - an environment hostile to almost every >kind of >life on Earth. The bacteria doesn't require oxygen, but converts hydrogen and >nitrogen into methane gas. Not only does this discovery raise hopes of >finding >life on Mars, but also of future techniques to make Mars more Earthlike, by >introducing life to the planet. > > > >------------------------- >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 > > > >

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