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Original Subject: Universe Today #562 - May 1, 2002
Original Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 14:44:16 -0700
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May 1, 2002 - Issue #562
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-- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --
* IMAX Space Station 3D
* Taking the Temperature of a Hurricane's Eye
* NASA Gets Closer to Space Shuttle Replacement
* First Pictures from Hubble's New Camera
IMAX SPACE STATION 3D
If you've got an IMAX theatre nearby, you might want to check out their
latest offering: IMAX Space Station 3D. They lugged one of those giant
IMAX cameras up to the International Space Station and captured some of
the life on 65mm film - in 3D! If you want more information, check out the
special website at: http://www.imax
I haven't seen the movie yet (maybe Chloe wants to go), but it sounds
pretty cool. Let me know if you've seen it and have an opinion.
Publisher, Universe Today
May 1, 2002, 2:17pm
TAKING THE TEMPERATURE OF A HURRICANE'S EYE
When Hurricane Erin was beating up the North Atlantic last year, NASA
researchers decided to take its temperature. Using a special aircraft,
researchers dropped eight sensors into the area round the storm's eye, a
place that contains the most powerful winds and warmest temperatures.
Using this data, they were able to create a three- dimensional image of
the complete inner core.
May 1, 2002, 2:07pm
NASA GETS CLOSER TO SPACE SHUTTLE REPLACEMENT
NASA believes it's one step closer to replacing the aging space shuttle
fleet. After analyzing hundreds of potential vehicle concepts, the Space
Launch Initiative (SLI) has short listed the potential suppliers down to
three teams: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Orbital Sciences/Northrop
Grumman. Each team has provided several ideas that fulfill the
requirements of the SLI: carry humans and satellites into orbit; carry
government or commercial payloads; be operated by the private industry;
and launch at a fraction of the cost of the space shuttle.
May 1, 2002, 1:40pm
FIRST PICTURES FROM HUBBLE'S NEW CAMERA
NASA provided the first pictures today from the newly refurbished Hubble
Space Telescope. Among the four new images unveiled to the public today
included colliding galaxies, and several nebulas. The Advanced Cameral for
Surveys was installed by the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis just a few
months ago, and seems to be working well. Operators expect it will be ten
times more efficient than the observatory's previous camera - so far, so
Apr 30, 2002, 4:28pm
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