SETI Universe Today, June 24th, 1999

Larry Klaes (
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 09:33:58 -0400

>X-Sender: >X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.6 (32) >Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 01:30:37 -0700 >To: Universe Today Newsletter <> >From: Universe Today <> >Subject: Universe Today, June 24th, 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 24th, 1999 - Issue #55 > > > >To unsubscribe from this newsletter, just reply with only the >subject line "UNSUBSCRIBE NEWSLETTER". > >An HTML version of this Newsletter is available at: > > >************************************** > >Space News from for today > >Light That FUSE > > >SpaceDaily Enjoys Profitable First Year > > >Rotary Claims $1bn In Orders > > >TecStar and Thomson Establish JV > > >************************************** > > >-- Story Summary -- >* Surveyor Landing Spot to Be Selected >* Hubble's Damage Worsening >* Leonids May Put on a Show >* Cassini Gets a Boost From Venus >* FUSE to Launch >* Scientists to Study Far Side of the Sun >* >* SETI@home Surpasses All Expectations > > >SURVEYOR LANDING SPOT TO BE SELECTED >------------------------ >A group of planetary geologists are meeting at a conference in >Buffalo to determine suitable landing locations for the Mars >Surveyor 2001 Lander, which will test technologies designed >to support human life. > > > > >HUBBLE'S DAMAGE WORSENING >------------------------ >The Hubble Space Telescope is on its last legs, with only three >functioning gyros (down from six), which it requires to change >its direction. Although it can still operate with only three, NASA >believes there's a 50% chance any one of the remaining gyros will >fail this year. A shuttle repair mission is planned for >later this year. > > > > >LEONIDS MAY PUT ON A SHOW >------------------------ >Experts believe that this year's Leonid meteor shower may be >one of the most spectacular. Scheduled to reach their peak >around November 17th, the Leonids are caused when the Earth >passes through the tail of comet Tempel-Tuttle. It's may be >possible that the shower will reach a full-fledged storm, with >thousands of meteors visible per hour. > > > > >CASSINI GETS A BOOST FROM VENUS >------------------------ >Although it's bound for Saturn, Cassini will pass within 1,600 >kilometers of Venus' surface today to receive a powerful >gravity boost of its velocity. After this, it will perform >a close pass of Earth, skimming the planet only 800 kilometers. >The spacecraft's nuclear powerplant has activists concerned. > > > > >FUSE TO LAUNCH >------------------------ >With the final preparations complete, NASA's Far Ultraviolet >Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) is ready for its launch on >board a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral. FUSE >will search for the "fossil records" of the Big Bang and >uncover secrets about the origin of the universe. > > > > > > > > > >SCIENTISTS TO STUDY FAR SIDE OF THE SUN >------------------------ >The European Space Agency announced that it will be using its >SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) spacecraft to monitor >the far side of the sun. Although the spacecraft doesn't view >the far side directly, it can detect strong ultraviolet emissions >from active regions of the sun, and provide warnings for >increased solar activity. > > > > > > >>SETI@HOME SURPASSES ALL EXPECTATIONS >------------------------ >Only a month old, the >Only a month old, the SETI@home software has signed up 660,000 >volunteers. Together they've contributed over 15,000 years of >computing time to the project, making this the largest distributed >computing experiment in history. > > > >------------------------- >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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