Universe Today #770 - January 30, 2004
U N I V E R S E
T O D A Y
Space Exploration News From Around the Internet
Updated Every Weekday.
An HTML version including pictures is available at:
A complete archive of every issue of Universe Today is available here:
For information on unsubscribing or changing your email address, check the bottom of this newsletter.
JAMES CAMERON'S PLANS FOR MARS
Jan 30, 2004 - Filmmaker James Cameron (Titanic, Aliens) is an advocate for human missions to Mars, and feels that quality images will go a long way to help boost the public's enthusiasm for space. While working on a book, miniseries and possible 3-D movie, Cameron did a tremendous amount of research looking through NASA material, and produced a series of images that might help showcase what the key phases and hardware of a human mission to Mars might look like.
<a href="http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/james_cameron_plans_mars.html?3012004">AOL Link</a>
STARS CAN SURVIVE BEING ENGULFED
Jan 30, 2004 - New data gathered by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory shows how stars can be more durable than previously thought. Astronomers measured the light from an object called V471, which is believed to be a white dwarf and Sun-like star orbiting one another very tightly. The white dwarf used to be a red giant star many times larger than our own Sun which blew up so large the Sun-like star was completely engulfed, but it actually survived the ordeal; it bears the unique signature of material that it accreted while it was inside the giant's envelope.
<a href="http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/stars_survive_engulfed.html?3012004">AOL Link</a>
NASA IS GETTING MORE O7780IONS ON HUBBLE
Jan 30, 2004 - After receiving complaints, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe has said he's looking for a second opinion on what to do about the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA had recently announced that it would cancel the next servicing mission for the aging telescope, which will likely fail by 2007. O'Keefe is looking to retired Admiral Harold Gehman, who chaired the independent Columbia Accident Investigation Board. Gehman has yet to say if he'll take up the task of investigating the case for Hubble.
<a href="http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=MK2YQ0MT5UZBWCRBAELCFEY?type=scienceNews&storyID=4245062§ion=news">AOL Link</a>
SPIRIT IS ON THE MEND
Jan 30, 2004 - NASA's Spirit rover has gotten back to work sending pictures back to Earth, now that engineers have worked through most of the problems that plagued the rover over the last week. Spirit took a picture of its robotic arm, extended out towards a rock, to show that it was still in the same position when the glitches occurred. On the other side of the planet, Opportunity's landing platform was tilted forward to prepare for the rover's exit on Sunday or Monday.
<a href="http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/spirit_on_the_mend.html?3012004">AOL Link</a>
Additional headlines from Universe Today
<a href="http://www.universetoday.com/am/exec/search.cgi?start=4&perpage=8&template=index/default.html">AOL Link</a>
All contents copyright (c) 2004 Universe Today
To unsubscribe from: Universe Today - Daily Edition (Text), just follow this link:
Click this link, or copy and paste the address into your browser.
For AOL users, <a href = "http://email@example.com&p=7780">Click here</a>.
To switch between the text and HTML editions of the newsletter, click here: