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Northern Europe's Annular Eclipse: May 31, 2003

May 25, 2003 - On Saturday, May 31, an annular eclipse of the Sun will be visible from a good portion of the Northern Hemisphere. The best views will be in northern Scotland, Iceland and Greenland where the Sun will be visible as a ring of fire behind the moon, but even a partial eclipse will be visible from most of Europe, Northern Canada, the Middle East, and Asia. An annular eclipse occurs because the Moon's orbit isn't a perfect circle. If the Moon is at the closest part of its orbit when it passes in front of the Sun, it causes a total eclipse - at the furthest point, it's an annular eclipse.

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NASA Could Have Rescued Columbia Astronauts in Space

May 25, 2003 - NASA now believes they could have launched the Space Shuttle Atlantis and four veteran astronauts to rescue the crew of Columbia had they realized the danger earlier. In the days after the February 1 tragedy, NASA said there was nothing that could have been done to fix Columbia's wing, but the shuttle investigation board asked the agency to figure out what they could have done if they had known about the damage. Columbia's 16 days of supplies could have been stretched to 30 to give time to mount a rescue mission.

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China Launches Third Navigation Satellite

May 25, 2003 - Chinese space officials announced on Sunday that a Long March 3-A rocket launched the third Beidou satellite, which will complete their home-grown satellite navigation system (similar to the US-built Global Positioning System). Although the system is primarily for civilian navigation, it will have military applications, and should give Chinese missiles better accuracy.

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Earthquakes Simulation Could Lead to Quake Forecasts

May 25, 2003 - NASA scientists are working on ways to predict earthquakes using an advanced computer simulation. The software is called QuakeSim, and it uses hundreds of thousands of measurements gathered by a variety of land and space-based instruments to calculate how the Earth's crust deforms through plate tectonics. The technology is already starting to show results - one team has been able to identify regions in California with higher risks of earthquakes and predicted every magnitude 5+ quake since the year 2000 within 11 kilometres.

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