SETI Universe Today, July 6th, 1999


Larry Klaes (lklaes@bbn.com)
Tue, 06 Jul 1999 15:20:23 -0400


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>-- Story Summary --
>* >* SETI@home Hacked
>* Surveyor Finds Dust Devils on Mars
>* Russian Satellite Disappears from Radar
>* Space Frontier Foundation Wants ISS Handed Over to Private Sector
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>>SETI@HOME HACKED
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>The >The SETI@home website was hacked over the weekend with the
>homepage replaced with a picture of TV's Alf. The hacked page
>was up for about 5 hours before it was returned to normal.
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>http://www.astronomynow.com/breaking/9907/05hack/index.html
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_386000/386565.stm
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>SURVEYOR FINDS DUST DEVILS ON MARS
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>The Mars Global Surveyor has found a number of unusual features
>on Mars including what appear to be dust devils, and sweeping sand
>that fills in craters. The dust devils can rise 8 km high, and
>leave tracks in the sand that looks as if it was caused by a vehicle
>driving across the landscape.
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>http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9907/05/mars.dust/index.html
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>RUSSIAN SATELLITE DISAPPEARS FROM RADAR
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>Shortly after takeoff, and Russian military satellite stopped
>responding to signals from mission control in Khrunichev, and quickly
>all communications signals from the satellite were lost. It's suspected
>that the satellite probably fell from orbit into the Altai region
>of Siberia.
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>http://www.flatoday.com/space/today/070699g.htm
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>SPACE FRONTIER FOUNDATION WANTS ISS HANDED OVER TO PRIVATE SECTOR
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>The Space Frontier Foundation recently released a policy statement
>regarding its opinion on the future of the International Space
>Station - that it should be handed over to private sector management
>as soon as possible. This paper makes recommendations well beyond
>the space commercialization plans NASA has already been considering.
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>http://www.space-frontier.org/POLICIES/ISS-Jun99.html
>http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/07/05b.html
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