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November 28, 2000

New IBM Computer Helps Detect Spacejunk

Frosty Craters on Mars

Nearby brown dwarf Discovered

NEW IBM COMPUTER HELPS DETECT SPACEJUNK

The US Air Force has enlisted the assistance of a new supercomputer built by IBM to help detect objects in space, from satellites of pieces of spacejunk. The IBM SP supercomputer is 40 times faster than Deep Blue, the computer that beat chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997, and uses algorithms to digitally enhance photos taken by Air Force Telescopes to help identify orbit trajectories and even assess damage to orbiting spacecraft.

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http://www.ibm.com/news/2000/11/22.phtml

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http://www.cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/11/27/ibm.ufos/index.html

http://www.msnbc.com/news/493305.asp

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FROSTY CRATERS ON MARS

New images taken by the Mars Global Surveyor show frost rimmed craters in both the northern and southern polar areas, which demonstrate how the seasons change on the Red Planet. It's spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and frost in the craters is retreating, while it's autumn in the South, and the frost line is slowly moving Northward.

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http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/releases/2000/frostymars.html

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http://www.msnbc.com/news/463318.asp

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0011/28mgscraters/

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NEARBY brown dwarf DISCOVERED

An international team of Astronomers have discovered a brown dwarf star only 13 light years away from our solar system. The object is 60 times the size of Jupiter, and was discovered using the giant 10-metre Keck 1 telescope on Hawaii's Mauna Kea using a technique called a lithium test - the lack of lithium, but the presence of cesium indicated the object was probably a brown dwarf.

Original Source:

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/Martin_11-20-00.html

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http://www.astronomy.com/Content/Dynamic/Articles/000/000/000/223vncth.asp

http://www.spaceviews.com/2000/11/28a.html

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Dennis Gasparotto Astro Page - http://www.robosky.com

Dedicated to CCD imaging and astrovideography.

Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid - http://www.ucm.es/info/Astrof

Information about the Astrophysics Department (UCM), and general information about astronomy and Astrophysics.

Orbit Xplorer - http://www.ottisoft.com/orbit_x.htm

Educational orbit and gravitation simulator. Includes many premade simulations with onscreen activities and exercises.

David A Hardy's Astro Art Pages - http://www.hardyart.demon.co.uk

One of planet Earth's longest-established artists in the fields of astronomy, aerospace, SF, Earth sciences, etc. Fine art or illustration, traditional or digital (on PowerMac G4 500)

Fime Net - http://fimenet.8m.com

The five dimensional concept of the universe in history and science.

Finnish Amateur astronomy Homepage - http://www.funet.fi/pub/astro/html/eng/index.html

Collection of Finnish astronomy-related sites and some international links.

Astrovisuals - http://www.ozemail.com.au/~astrovis

astronomy posters, slides, poscards, cd roms and videos - production, wholesale and retail.

Fastlight Aerospace Illustration - http://www.fastlight.demon.co.uk/

Provider of original artwork for aerospace projects using personal 'hands-on' experience of comsats and sciencecraft payloads.

Voula Amateur Astronomical Observatory - http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/gpaleo/voula.htm

Small rooftop roll-off roof amateur CCD observatory in Greece

Space and astronomy - http://homepage.eircom.net/~niallglynn/home.htm

The site for the latest astronomy and space news and Monthly observing tips.

Fernlea meteorites UK - http://fernlea.tripod.com/forsale.html

Meteorites for sale



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