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Hubble Captures Gamma Ray Bursts.
Hubble Captures Gamma Ray Bursts
Boeing Wins Radarsat-2 Launch Contract
Chandra Provides New Detail About Supernova
HUBBLE CAPTURES GAMMA RAY BURSTS
A group of European Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to image a gamma ray burst occurring for the first time in a distant galaxy. The Astronomers speculate that these powerful explosions of electromagnetic radiation are caused by supernovas. The burst, named GRB 980425, occurred in a Galaxy 125 million light years away, and a supernova was seen in exactly the same location one day later.
BOEING WINS RADARSAT-2 LAUNCH CONTRACT
Boeing announced that it has won the contract to launch the Canadian Radarsat-2 satellite using a Delta 2 rocket in 2003. Radarsat-2 will be a ground imaging satellite which uses a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system to take images up to 3m resolution.
http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0006/29radarsat2/">Astronomy Now -
CHANDRA PROVIDES NEW DETAIL ABOUT SUPERNOVA
Astronomers using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory took new images of supernova remnant Cassiopeia A to produce the best map yet of heavy elements ejected in a supernova explosion. The colours in the photograph represent the intensity of the X-rays, with yellow the most intense, then red, purple, green.
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Starstuff.org - http://www.starstuff.org
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Planet Mars - http://www.seds.org/~spider/mars/mars.html
Information and links on planet Mars, Mars Exploration and Mars Missions, presented by SEDS
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