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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: spacenews@SPACE.COM Original Subject: Today on SPACE.com -- Tuesday, April 2, 2002
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      Original Subject: Today on SPACE.com -- Tuesday, April 2, 2002
      Original Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 08:05:54 -0500

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      Today on SPACE.com -- Tuesday, April 2, 2002 -- http://www.space.com/

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      Today in Missions/Launches:

      * NEW! Satellite Views from Space
      http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagepump/index.php

      View the new collection of satellite views, including this closeup of Epcot
      Center.

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      Today in Science/Astronomy:

      * Rare Planet Alignment in April and May
      http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/planets_align_020402-1.html

      Several planets are assembling toward a rare alignment later
      this month, when five of them will crowd into a patch of sky
      small enough that all will be visible in a single glance. The
      setup will provide a planet-watching opportunity that won't be
      repeated for a century.

      * Mars Odyssey's Picture of the Day: Ganges Chasma Landslide
      http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/mars_daily_020401.html

      Scientists released the first of many raw images of Mars,
      provided by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft, that they plan to
      provide in coming weeks. Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging
      System (THEMIS) captures the images as the craft orbits Mars.

      * Mystery of Black Water off Florida Solved
      http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planetearth/blackwater_solved_020229.html

      A mysterious patch of black water off the Florida coast, the
      extent of which was detailed by satellite images, is most likely
      the result of a bloom of algae, officials said today after
      examining the results of water tests.


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