SETI Universe Today, June 5th, 1999

Larry Klaes (
Mon, 07 Jun 1999 16:46:02 -0400

>X-Sender: >X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.6 (32) >Date: Sat, 05 Jun 1999 22:46:06 -0700 >To: Universe Today Newsletter <> >From: Universe Today <> >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 > > > >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 -- >* 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. > > > > > >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. > > > > > >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. > > > > >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. > > > > > > > >------------------------- >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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