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  • Frits Westra
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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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      U N I V E R S E
      T O D A Y

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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
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      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 com/spacestation/

      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.

      Fraser Cain
      Publisher, Universe Today
      May 1, 2002, 2:17pm


      TAKING THE TEMPERATURE OF A HURRICANE'S EYE
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      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.

      http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/20020430hurricanetemp.html
      May 1, 2002, 2:07pm


      NASA GETS CLOSER TO SPACE SHUTTLE REPLACEMENT
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      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.

      http://www1.msfc.nasa.gov/NEWSROOM/news/releases/2002/02-108.html
      May 1, 2002, 1:40pm


      FIRST PICTURES FROM HUBBLE'S NEW CAMERA
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      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
      good.

      http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/2002/11/
      Apr 30, 2002, 4:28pm


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