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Moon Nuke Plans Released.
Atlas Stays on the Pad, Shuttle Bumps Back
SETI@home: A Year Old and Two Million Strong
Which Station is Better?
Moon Nuke Plans Released
ATLAS STAYS ON THE PAD, SHUTTLE BUMPS BACK
High winds kept the first Atlas III US/Russian rocket firmly on the ground
yesterday, and pushed its next launch window to Wednesday at 5:37PM EDT
(2237 GMT). Because the same tracking system is required to operate the
Atlas III and the Space Shuttle Atlantis, and it takes 24 hours to switch
vehicles, the shuttle has been bumped back to Friday.
SETI@HOME: A YEAR OLD AND TWO MILLION STRONG
After only a year of being introduced, the SETI@home has now had over two
million users download and install the free alien-hunting screen saver.
And in the past year, the project has amassed over 280,000 years of computing
time for the project, making it the largest network computing effort in human
history. Unfortunately, they still haven't found any aliens.
WHICH STATION IS BETTER?
This article from the Washington Post examines the status of Mir and the
International Space Station. Even though it was designed to be retired
years ago, and suffers from innumerable problems, Mir is still flying high,
and strangely winning the "space station race" against the stalled International
Space Station. This is a great article that examines the underlying causes.
MOON NUKE PLANS RELEASED
It's hard to believe, but in 1958 the U.S. Air Force requested a plan from
scientists on the effects detonating a nuclear bomb on the Moon - to symbolize
American strength in light of recent Russian space advances. Fortunately, the
plan was never carried out: our Moon remains a nuclear free zone. And the US
went on to develop other ways to demonstrate its capabilities in space.
EXCELLENT SPACE LINKS!
Astronomy Web Site - http://astronomy.physics.tamu.edu/
the @stro pages - http://www.theastropages.com
Astronomy articles, telescope making, calendar & astrophotography for the amateur.
Starlight XPress - http://www.starlight-xpress.co.uk
Astronomical and Industrial CCD Cameras
Obliquity - http://www.obliquity.com
Features SkyEye, a monthly description of what to see in the night sky, and the
acclaimed blue moon calculator plus a selection of "Frequently-Asked Questions"
about Blue Moons with the answers.
North Georgia Astronomers - http://members.tripod.com/~NGeorgiaAstronomy
a group of Amateur Astronomers based in North Georgia with 50 members ranging from
children to an Astrophysicist.
The Torino Scale - http://www.TorinoScale.com
The Torino Scale is Earth's new way to gauge the potential damage that may occur
in the event of an impact from asteroids or other objects from space.
AnimAlu Productions - http://www.animalu.com
Production of high-quality 3D imagery and animation for film, video, and CD-ROM with
an emphasis on aerospace and planetary exploration.
Kepler Mission - http://www.kepler.arc.nasa.gov
A search for earth-size habitable planets around other stars.
Dr. Gregory Sloan's Astro-Page - http://www.phys.vt.edu/~sloan
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