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Astronomers Estimate There are 900 Earth Crossing Asteroids

Oregon Tribe Agrees to Share meteorite with New York Museum

PROTON LAUNCH DELAYED, REASON UNDISCLOSED

A Proton rocket carrying an Express 3A communications satellite for Intersputnik was scheduled to launch yesterday, but engineers scrubbed the launch for an undisclosed technical reason. The launch has been reset for Saturday at 0034 UT.

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http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0006/22express3a/

http://www.flatoday.com/space/explore/stories/2000a/062300p.htm

ASTRONOMERS ESTIMATE THERE ARE 900 Earth CROSSING ASTEROIDS

A new report being prepared for Science Magazine estimates that there are 900 asteroids at least a kilometer in size buzzing around near the Earth - and we've only found 40% of them. The lead researcher, William Bottke from Cornell University, has developed a method to statistically project the number of near-Earth asteroids based on data from Spacewatch, an asteroid tracking program.

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http://www.discovery.com/news/briefs/20000622/sp_asteroids.html

http://www.msnbc.com/news/424470.asp

http://www.spaceviews.com/2000/06/23a.html

OREGON TRIBE AGREES TO SHARE meteorite WITH NEW YORK MUSEUM

Officials from Oregon's Grand Ronde Tribal Council and the Museum of Natural History have reached an agreement to share custody of a large 10,000-year-old meteorite installed in the new planetarium. Under the agreement, the meteorite will remain in New York City, but the Clackamas will receive special access for an annual ceremony.

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http://www.amnh.org/rose/meteorite_agreement.html

News Stories

http://www.cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/06/22/meteoritedeal.ap/index.html

http://www.chron.com/cgi-bin/auth/story.mpl/content/interactive/space/news/2000/20000622.html

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