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

      Space Exploration News From Around the Internet, Updated Every Weekday.
      March 1st, 2000 - Issue #187
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      -- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --

      * Sombrero Photos Amaze Astronomers
      * Comet Hunter Contour to Eat Cosmic Dust
      * MIT Students to Keep Mars Plane Plans Alive?


      SOMBRERO PHOTOS AMAZE ASTRONOMERS
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      A telescope in the Paranal Observatory obtained incredibly clear
      and detailed pictures of the spectacular Sombrero galaxy, located
      50 million light years from Earth. The galaxy has an unusually
      large central bulge of stars, mysterious dust rings and at the heart
      of the galaxy is believed to be a massive black hole. The Paranal's
      Sombrero images rival the quality of those taken by the Hubble Space
      Telescope orbiting the earth.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_661000/661267.stm


      COMET HUNTER CONTOUR TO EAT COSMIC DUST
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      The Comet Nuclear Tour (Contour) spacecraft is slated to fly by the
      nuclei of two or three comets starting in 2003. Instruments on
      board the mostly solar-powered robot spacecraft will analyze gasses
      and dust collected from the comets while a camera snaps close-ups of
      their nuclei. The different compositions of the 3 comets should give
      scientists more information on the diversity of comet structure.

      http://cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/02/29/contour/index.html


      MIT STUDENTS TO KEEP MARS PLANE PLANS ALIVE?
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      NASA has given up the plan to fly an airplane on Mars in 2003 on the
      100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight. Students
      from MIT are hoping to keep the project alive with private funding,
      modifying the project to make the it less of a scientific mission
      and more of a technology demonstration, celebrating the centennial.

      http://www.spaceviews.com/2000/02/25a.html


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      News from SpaceDaily.com for Today

      China Spurned Russian Offer To Sell MIR Space Station
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/mir-00k.html

      NEC, Toshiba May Merge Sat Biz To Compete Against Mitsubishi
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/japan-satbiz-00a.html

      Hughes Dumps DirecTV Japan
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/japan-tvsat-00a.html

      US Admiral Advocates Ship Based Missile Defense
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/bmdo-00k.html

      Stanford To Build Gamma Ray SpaceScope
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/glast-00a.html

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