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Planet Discoveries are Coming Fast and Furious.
August 7, 2000
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planet Discoveries are Coming Fast and Furious
Progress Launches to Resupply Space Station
Very Little LINEAR Remains
Planet Discoveries are Coming Fast and Furious
At the recent General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Astronomers reported that they had found 9 new extrasolar planets, including a new multiple planet system. The second ever discovered, this star system is 141 light years away and contains two Saturn-sized planets, one orbiting every 2.98 days, and the other every 29.8 days - no idea why it's exactly 10 times. This brings the total number of extrasolar planets to 50.
PROGRESS LAUNCHES TO RESUPPLY SPACE STATION
A Soyuz rocket successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday afternoon carrying a Progress supply ship. After a flawless launch, the Progress is now en route to the International Space Station where it will dock on Tuesday evening at 8:14 GMT. The Progress is carrying supplies for the station, including propellant, clothes, computers and food.
VERY LITTLE LINEAR REMAINS
As Comet LINEAR began its closest approach to the Sun about a month ago, pressure from the solar wind tore it apart completely - it's now a shadow of its former self. The newest images from the Isaac Newton telescope help Astronomers understand why it tore apart. It appears that all the ice in the comet's nucleus, the glue that holds it together, completely evaporated.
A few more astronomy clubs, web pages and space societies.
ANONYMUS astronomical and science group - http://www.crosswinds.net/~anonymushr
Small group of students and few kids with high interest in science, esspecially astronomy. Our main goals are research, education, popularization and having fun. We are over 5 years old and we are/were members of IMO, IOTA/EAON and The Planetary Society. Currently, there are several projects underway, with main project: automized meteor detection by forward scatter.
Cockermouth Astronomical Society - http://www.cockermouthas.ic24.net/
Lakes, mountains and dark skies. About 50 members of all ages, and catering for all levels of interest and ability. We meet once a month; but organise additional activities as appropriate. Check out our website for more details.
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