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      Datum: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 13:05:50 -0600
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      (http://www.universetoday.com/) Space News from Around the Internet
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      _Ants In Space And At Home_
      (http://www.qksrv.net/click-929448-6300915?url=http://www.countdowncreations.com/eduantw.htm) Based directly on a student
      experiment that flew on the Space Shuttle, AntWorks replicates the same
      systems used to test how ants could tunnel in the microgravity environment of
      space. Instead of sand or dirt, this space-tech ant hill uses gel as the medium
      for the insects' home. The gel also serves as a source of nutrition, which
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      _ Image credit: NASA_
      (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/swift_prepares_for_flight.html?2112004) _Swift Prepares for Flight_
      (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/swift_prepares_for_flight.html?2112004) Nov 2, 2004
      - In two weeks, NASA's Swift observatory will take to the skies atop a Delta
      II rocket to scan the Universe looking for the most powerful known
      explosions. It's believed that gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) happen when a new black hole
      is born - an event that typically happens once a day in our skies. Swift will
      be able to locate a GRB within 20 to 75 seconds, and then automatically
      turn its instruments on the explosion. It will also communicate the coordinates
      of the event to a network of observatories so they can also study the region
      and afterglow from the explosion. _(Full Story)_
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      Image credit: Beagle 2_
      (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/beagle_2_no_money.html?2112004) _Beagle 2 Just Didn't Have the Money to Succeed_
      Nov 2, 2004 - A new report by the UK House of Commons science and technology
      select committee pins the blame for the loss of the Beagle 2 lander on a lack
      of early money. Because the UK government failed to provide adequate funds
      early on in the lander's development, the developers had to chase celebrities
      for sponsorship when they should have been testing their equipment. The
      government eventually poured in £25 million as the project started to stall,
      but it was too late to make up time by that point as Mars Express had a firm
      launch date. _(Full Story)_
      (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/beagle_2_no_money.html?2112004) _Related Stories_
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      (http://www.universetoday.com/am/exec/goforum.cgi?id=1802&cat=16) _ Image credit: ANU_
      (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/stromlo_open_again.html?2112004) _Stromlo
      Opens Up Again After the Fire_
      (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/stromlo_open_again.html?2112004) Nov 2, 2004 - Although Australia's Mt. Stromlo
      was devastated in January 2003 by wildfires, the first stage of reconstruction
      is complete, and the observatory is back in business. The observatory's
      visitor centre opened its doors to the public on October 30, and gave visitors a
      chance to explore the reconstruction and do a little skywatching with its
      rebuilt and brand new telescopes. Before the fire, Stromlo saw 70,000
      visitors a year, and researchers used its instruments to make many important
      contributions to astronomy. Phase two of the reconstruction is now underway. _(Full
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