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Universe Today #614 - June 5, 2003

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      -- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --

      * Expecting Another
      * Hubble Reveals the Pencil Nebula
      * NASA Ready for Twin Rover Launch
      * Saturn's Winds are Slowing Down
      * Force of Foam Surprised Shuttle Investigators


      EXPECTING ANOTHER
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      Jun 5, 2003 - Well, it appears that Chloe is going to be getting a brother or sister later this year. Yep, my wife's pregnant for the second time, the due date is December 24th. Poor Katrina's in the morning sickness/insomnia/exhaustion stage, but that should end wrap up in a few weeks we hope. It's a lot harder to deal with this stuff when you've already got a kid. :-)

      We don't have any names picked out, in fact, it's kind of a touchy subject. Katrina's got lots of ideas, and I'm Mr. Naysayer. I'm holding out for obscure but cool names which can't be rhymed with anything. Anyway, if you've got some suggestions, pass them along.

      Fraser Cain
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      HUBBLE REVEALS THE PENCIL NEBULA
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      Jun 5, 2003 - The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a new image of the Pencil Nebula, officially known as NGC 2736, which is part of the huge Vela supernova remnant located 815 light-years away. The nebula's luminous appearance comes from dense gas regions which have been struck by the supernova's shock wave and heated up. Astronomers estimate that the supernova went off 11,000 years ago; although, no historical records of the explosion have ever been found.

      http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/2003/16/
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      NASA READY FOR TWIN ROVER LAUNCH
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      Jun 4, 2003 - The invasion of Mars continues. Next up: NASA's Mars Explorer Rover-A which has been cleared to launch Sunday, June 8 at 1805 GMT (2:05pm EDT). Rover-A and its twin carry a suite of geological instruments to examine rocks and soil searching for evidence of past water on Mars. Scientists back on Earth will guide the rovers to various target rocks for closer examination. The second rover is due to launch June 25 and will aim towards a different landing site on the Red Planet.

      http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/newsroom/pressreleases/20030604a.html
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      SATURN'S WINDS ARE SLOWING DOWN
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      Jun 4, 2003 - When the Voyager spacecraft zipped past Saturn in 1980/81, they clocked the ringed planets equatorial winds at 1700 km/h. But a team of Spanish and American astronomers recently measured the motions of clouds and storms on Saturn using the Hubble Space Telescope and found they were only going 990 km/h. Although the equatorial winds have slowed down, other jets further away from the equator are still moving the same speed. This has led the astronomers to believe that the slow-down has something to do with the change of seasons on Saturn.

      http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Releases/2003/060403.html
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      FORCE OF FOAM SURPRISED SHUTTLE INVESTIGATORS
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      Jun 4, 2003 - The accident investigator searching for the cause of the Columbia disaster said he was surprised by the force that foam tearing off of the shuttle's fuel tank could cause to its wing. In a recent experiment, investigators fired a 760 gram chunk of foam at a fiberglass replica of the shuttle's wing and tore open an important seal. Even more damage is expected when the next round of tests are performed with real shuttle wing parts, removed from Discovery, which are composed of reinforced carbon.

      http://www.msnbc.com/news/867336.asp
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