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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 2nd, 2000 - Issue #248
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-- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --
* Compton Re-Entry Plan Modified
* Galileo Captures Io's Volcanoes
* The Story of the Yukon Meteorite
COMPTON RE-ENTRY PLAN MODIFIED
NASA controllers have changed the re-entry time for the Compton
Observatory so that it will re-enter the atmosphere 90 minutes earlier
than previously planned on Sunday, and drop into a different location in
the Pacific Ocean. The de- orbit burn will occur at 1:30am EDT (0530 GMT)
and Compton will hit the water at approximately 2:20 EDT (0620 GMT).
GALILEO CAPTURES IO'S VOLCANOES
New photos of Io taken by the Galileo spacecraft have shown Jupiter's
closest moon to contain even more volanoes than previously thought -
hundreds more. And many of the volcanoes that Galileo observed on earlier
flybys have changed, some dramatically.
THE STORY OF THE YUKON METEORITE
Back in January, a 180 tonne meteorite struck the atmosphere above
Canada's Yukon territory, and crashed into a nearby frozen lake. Eight
days after it struck, the debris was discovered by a Canadian outdoor
guide, who helped begin a recovery effort to retrieve as much as possible
before the lake melted. The meteorite find has been hailed as one of the
most important discoveries in the history of the field.
EXCELLENT SPACE LINKS!
AlienResistance.org - http://www.AlienResistance.org
Biblical perspectives and counseling relating to the abduction phenomenon.
Sheffield Astronomical Society, UK - http://www.saqqara.demon.co
Delivering astronomy to the residents around the Sheffield area in the
Western Colorado Astronomy Club - http://www.wic.net/WCAC
pictures by members and links to others, articles and much more
B~Hive Cafe/Eyes on Space - http://www.geocities.com/area51/lair/1885
Updates from Way Outer Space, Mission out of Control, Space Debris, Pic of
Month, Conspiracy Corner, Final Cut
Quirks and Quarks from CBC Radio - http://radio.cbc.ca/programs/quirks
Program information, science links and all recent episodes in Real Audio
CBC's national science radio program.
Planet Mars Home Page - http://personalwebs.myriad.net/tgunn
Worldwide Non-Government Mars Settlement Project
Rotary Rocket Company - http://www.rotaryrocket.com
Miami University Astronomy Club - http://www.muohio.edu/~astro
Links to useful sites plus current event information and pictures.
Glens Astronomical Page - http://www.goliver.freeserve.co.uk
General Astronomy, Telescope making, Deepsky observing.
Cosmic Images - http://www.netsync.net/users/ronccd
This site displays recent lunar, planetary and deep space images taken at
Night Sky Over the Palm Beaches at the South Florida - http://www.sfsm
a daily live tour of south Florida skies.
ALL THE RIGHT STUFF - http://www.alltherightstuff.com
Unique space themed toys, gifts, party supplies, inflatables and more.
Torun Centre for Astronomy - http://www.astri.uni.torun.pl
Torun Center for Astronomy of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Meteoritics and Planetary Science - http://www.uark.edu/meteor
International journal of planetary science. Primary research and invited
Astrophysics at Very Small Angles - http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~cgwinn
Gravity and pulsars at the smallest angular scales.
Dunsink Observatory - http://www.dunsink.dias.ie
Ireland's oldest scientific institution, founded in 1783.
Star Leaper - http://sites.netscape.net/oinosakai
The Internet magazine of Scifaiku-- Science Fiction haiku poetry.
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