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THE RESULTS OF THE VENUS CHALLENGE
May 5, 2004 - Thanks to everyone who participated in my little Venus challenge. About two dozen of you took it on to head outside and snap a picture of Venus in your night sky. I love the international aspect of astronomy. No matter where on Earth you are right now, Venus is blazing in the night sky when the Sun goes down. How cool is that? I got photos from six continents, and many different countries. So, wherever you are, get out there and enjoy the night sky. Share your enthusiasm for space and astronomy with your friends.
BOOK REVIEW: COMM CHECK
May 5, 2004 - Just a little more than a year ago, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry thus bringing the second calamity to the shuttle fleet. A lot has been written regarding this event and, of course, the CAIB has completed its review of what happened, but the personal touch brought forward by Michael Cabbage and William Harwood in Comm check... The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia is a worthwhile addition. Their chronological narrative takes the reader on a sad and inciteful journey of the hopes, dreams and hard reality that make up a space mission.
NEW RESEARCH DOUBTS LIFE IN MARTIAN METEORITE
May 5, 2004 - When scientists announced that they had found evidence of past life in a meteorite from Mars in 1996, it set off a controversy that has been going back and forth even now. The latest research, published in the journal American Mineralogist casts doubt that it's life that was in the space rock. The original discoverers believed that magnetite in the rock was formed by bacteria, but this new paper shows that it can also be caused by an inorganic process, which can be duplicated in the laboratory when iron-bearing carbonates decompose under high heat (such as atmospheric reentry).
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