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XMM-Newton Finds the Most Distant Quasar.
December 1, 2000
This should be pretty cool...
INSIDE THE SPACE STATION
The Discovery Channel is going to be broadcasting a special profile on the people and equipment that make up the International Space Station. It's called "Inside the Space Station", and airs on Sunday, December 10th at 9pm ET/PT. If you're interested in watching the show, click the following link for more information (you can even give your email address to get a reminder). I'll be watching.
Endeavour on its Way to the Station
Proton Launches Sirius 3 Satellite
XMM-Newton Finds the Most Distant Quasar
ENDEAVOUR ON ITS WAY TO THE STATION
The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral last night at 3:06am GMT. The flawless launch was right on schedule, and in beautiful weather. During the 10-day STS-97 mission, the 5-astronaut crew will install the station's new $600m solar panels, containing a total of 64,000 photoelectric cells. The panels will provide enough electricity to power the three current modules, as well as the American laboratory, Destiny, which is due to be added in January.
PROTON LAUNCHES SIRIUS 3 SATELLITE
International Launch Services successfully launched the third Sirius digital radio satellite last night on board a Russian Proton rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch was at 7:59pm GMT and separation occurred 2.5 hours later. The Sirius satellites will provide 100 channels of digital-quality radio to motorists in the United States. This is the 14th successful Proton launch this year.
XMM-NEWTON FINDS THE MOST DISTANT QUASAR
The European Space Agency's XMM-Newton X-Ray observatory has discovered what is believed to be the most distant quasar ever discovered. Quasars are the most luminous known objects in the universe - they can emit 1000 times the energy of our entire Galaxy, from a size no larger than our solar system. The targeted quasar, SDSS 1044-0125, has a Redshift of 5.80, which means it was present only 1 billion years after the Big Bang.
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