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COSMIC VISIONS IS STICKING ROCKETS ON AIRPLANES!
QUICK, CALL CHUCK YEAGER!!
When you picture a rocket, a long cylinder on a launch pad usually comes
to mind. But when the first advanced rockets were developed, they were
intended to power airplanes. NASA has been working for decades on
X-planes, experimental planes that are often powered by rockets, to push
the envelope or speed and design. A rocket plane helped Chuck Yeager
break the sound barrier and the X-15 pilots touch the edge of space. And
as the need for reusable launch vehicles becomes more acute, rocket
planes are just the ticket.
Ulysses' Chance Encounter with Longest Comet on Record
Hubble Looks into Eye of Planetary Nebula
Planetary Alignment Begins Tonight
ULYSSES' CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH LONGEST Comet ON RECORD
A new way to study comets, and possibly a new area of science, was
opened up when the Ulysses spacecraft was bombarded by ionized
particles. The particles turned out to be the 300 million-mile vapor tail of
Comet Hyakutake. The encounter revealed that the tail was much, much
bigger than expected, about three times the distance from the Earth to
HUBBLE LOOKS INTO EYE OF PLANETARY NEBULA
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed striking images of
unusual planetary nebula, NGC 6751. The hot star at the center ejected
gas thousands of years ago, forming the nebula. Planetary nebulae are not
planets, but appear as such in small telescopes.
PLANETARY ALIGNMENT BEGINS TONIGHT
A stunning planetary display begins tonight as Jupiter, Saturn and Mars
gather around a slender crescent moon. At 8pm Eastern, the planets will
converge in a tight circle just off the side of the crescent moon. Though
alarmists call it a sinister omen, these sorts of alignments are not a rare
event, and occur every few years with no effect on denizens of Earth.
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