SETI Universe Today, June 5th, 1999


Larry Klaes (lklaes@bbn.com)
Mon, 07 Jun 1999 16:46:02 -0400


>X-Sender: uni_info@universetoday.com >X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.6 (32) >Date: Sat, 05 Jun 1999 22:46:06 -0700 >To: Universe Today Newsletter <info@universetoday.com> >From: Universe Today <info@universetoday.com> >Subject: Universe Today, June 5th, 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 5th, 1999 - Issue #47 >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 -- >* Europa Probably Doesn't Have Life >* Discovery Leaves Space Station >* Columbia Prepared for Chandra Launch >* Lunar Prospector's Deliberate Crash Planned > > >EUROPA PROBABLY DOESN'T HAVE LIFE >------------------------ >Although it's been speculated that Jupiter's moon Europa could sustain life, >new evidence casts suspicion on the possibility. This is due to the fact that >the planet is most likely covered by a 6 mile thick ice sheet which would >smother all light that could reach the oceans beneath. > >http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/europa_990603.html >http://www.msnbc.com/news/276462.asp > > >DISCOVERY LEAVES SPACE STATION >------------------------ >After three days loading cargo onto the International Space Station, the >Space Shuttle Discovery completed its mission and disengaged from the >station. >The crew unloaded 3.5 tons of cargo onto the new station, which won't see >permanent residents until the Russian crew module launches later this year. > >http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/shuttle_discovery990603.html >http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/06/04a.html > > >COLUMBIA PREPARED FOR CHANDRA LAUNCH >------------------------ >As Discovery prepares for landing, Space Shuttle Columbia is readied for >its launch this summer - beginning with the attachment of the fuel tank and >boosters. The main purpose of this mission is to launch the Chandra X-ray >Telescope. The shuttle launch is planned for August 8th, but is hoping it >can get an earlier date depending on launch facility availability. > >http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/9906/03sts93/index.html > > >LUNAR PROSPECTOR'S DELIBERATE CRASH PLANNED >------------------------ >NASA officials have confirmed that the Lunar Prospector, currently circling >the moon, will be crash-landed in the hopes of discovering water on the lunar >surface. Weighing as much as a car, and traveling at 1,100 mph, they hope by >colliding the spacecraft into the moon, it will kick as much as 40 pounds >of water vapour into space - detectable by Earth instruments. > >http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_359000/359782.stm >http://exn.ca/Space/SpacePage.cfm?ID=19990603-54&Type=Astronomy >http://explorezone.com/archives/99_06/03_lunar_prospector.htm >http://www.msnbc.com/news/275893.asp >http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/06/02b.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 > > >



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