SETI Universe Today, June 29th, 1999

Larry Klaes (
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 11:50:49 -0400

>X-Sender: >X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.6 (32) >Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 23:52:06 -0700 >To: Universe Today Newsletter <> >From: Universe Today <> >Subject: Universe Today, June 29th, 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 29th, 1999 - Issue #58 > > > >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 > >Pluto: A Planet By Default > > >World Satellite Financing Summit > > >Exo-Planet Image Probably A Star > > >LockMart Eyes Own GPS > > >AirForce Confident About US Launch Capability > > >************************************** > > >-- Story Summary -- >* Chandra Loaded Onto Columbia >* NASA Prepares Nanorover for Asteroid Mission >* Possible Planet is Probably Just a Star >* Scientists Search for Clues in Tunguska > > >CHANDRA LOADED ONTO COLUMBIA >------------------------ >The Chandra X-Ray Observatory was loaded onto the Space Shuttle >Columbia on Sunday, in preparation for its July 20th launch. Costing >over $2.5 billion, NASA will be watching the launch carefully, as >the observatory uses the same upper stage booster that caused at >least one Air Force launch failure. > > > > >NASA PREPARES NANOROVER FOR ASTEROID MISSION >------------------------ >Similar to the Mars Pathfinder rover, but only the size of a >paperback novel, the MUSES rover is designed for an upcoming >Japanese asteroid encounter mission. The rover will hop around >in the asteroid's weak gravity, automatically righting itself >if it falls upside down. > > > > >POSSIBLE PLANET IS PROBABLY JUST A STAR >------------------------ >When it was first discovered last year, astronomers thought they >might have their first visual glimpse of a planet orbiting another >star system. Further data indicates, however, that the object, >called TMR-1C, is probably just another, dimmer star. > > > > > >SCIENTISTS SEARCH FOR CLUES IN TUNGUSKA >------------------------ >Something struck central Siberia in 1908 with the force of 1,000 >Hiroshima nuclear bombs. It leveled 2,200 square kilometers of >forest, and the explosion was visible hundreds of kilometers away. >There are still many mysteries about what actually happened there >almost 100 years ago, and a group of scientists are now >attempting to unlock its secrets. > > > > >------------------------- >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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