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Original Subject: Universe Today #247, June 1st, 2000
Original Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 09:47:05 -0700
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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.
June 1st, 2000 - Issue #247
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-- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --
* New Spacecraft Views Earth's Atmosphere
* Hubble Takes Detailed Photos of the Crab Nebula
* Eros Is Related to an Early Earth
* Compton Begins De-Orbit Maneuvers
NEW SPACECRAFT VIEWS EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE
NASA's newly launched Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora Global Exploration
(Image) spacecraft took its first images of the Earth's extended helieum
atmosphere - a shell of gas that extends into space and interacts with
the solar wind. Image uses the longest antenna ever deployed in space;
longer than the length of the Empire State Building.
HUBBLE TAKES DETAILED PHOTOS OF THE CRAB NEBULA
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope captured the most detailed
photos ever taken of the Crab Nebula - the remnants of star that went
supernova in 1054 AD. Located 6,500 light years from Earth, the Crab
Nebula contains gas and material streaming away from a central pulsar at
5 million kilometers per hour.
EROS IS RELATED TO AN EARLY EARTH
Data collected by the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft as
it orbits Eros indicates that the asteroid is similar in composition to
the building blocks of the solar system - possibly even a look into what
the Earth's composition at the beginning of its development. NEAR
determined the chemical makeup of the spacerock by blasting it with
radiation, and measuring the X-Rays produced from the surface.
COMPTON BEGINS DE-ORBIT MANEUVERS
NASA fired the maneuvering rockets of the Compton Observatory to begin its
final mission: a fiery descent through the Earth's atmosphere. The firing
occurred late Tuesday evening, and dropped the spacecraft's altitude from
510 km down to 350 km. The rockets will fire again early Sunday before
dropping the spacecraft into the Pacific Ocean somewhere between Hawaii
EXCELLENT SPACE LINKS!
Reinhard Ilk's Astrophotography Homepage - http://members.EUnet
deep-sky astrophotography site with 1999 solar eclipse images
The Launch Complex - http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/8574/
Topics range from aerospace to aeronautics.
Wehr Astronomical Society, Inc. - http://www.execpc.com/~tgrunewa/astro/was.
A group of amateur astronomers promoting astronomy in the Milwaukee,
Mount Abbeydale Observatory - http://www.allin.demon.co.uk/
At Mount Abbeydale, I image Asteroids, and promote the search for
Hazardous Asteroids and Comets
HolocityCentral - http://www.holocitycentral.co.uk
A startrek fan site with loads of movie wavs, ufo photos and a whole lot
Florida Space Grant Consortium - http://www.astro.ufl.edu/~fsgc
FSGC represents the State of Florida in NASA's Space Grant College and
LunarSat - http://lunarsat.lrt.mw.tu-muenchen.de
Amherst Astronomy Association - http://www.amastro.org
A non-profit, public service astronomy association located in Amherst,
Ankara University - Dep. of Astronomy & Space Science - http://www.ankara
mainly in Turkish and English which gives information about Astronomy &
Space Sciences and Ahlatlibel Observatory.
ExtraTerrestrial File - http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/2083/
This site explores the possibility of extraterrestrial life, based on
scientific facts and the latest astronomic observations.
Astronomy Digest - http://astronomydigest.com
A Free Monthly Astronomy Magazine with Current Astronomy News, Product
Reviews, and much more.
Astronomy Resources on the NET - http://www.open.hr/space/space/links_e.
Comprehensive lists of astronomy related material, including programs, web
and ftp sites, jokes, mailing lists, and more.
Skymaps - http://www.skymaps.com
a ready-to-use all-sky map for both northern and southern hemispheres.
Steve Crouch's Astronomy Page - http://www.tip.net.au/~stevec
Astronomical images from a backyard site in Canberra
Astrovisuals - http://www.ozemail.com.au/~astrovis
astronomy posters, slides, poscards, cd roms and videos - production,
wholesale and retail.
Prometheus Crack - http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/2196/
Over-view of interesting projects in leading edge science and tech,
including space. Also Transhumanist philosophy.
Astro Optik Kohler - http://www.aokswiss.ch
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