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Jupiter Zaps Galileo With Radiation.
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Between a rock and a hot place...Earth lies between the biggest
body in our solar system and the sun. Elsewhere in the galaxy,
according to this week's guest, Brad Schaefer, magnetism from
Jupiter-size planets can incite enormous star-flares that sear
Though flares on the surface of our Sun are observed frequently,
nothing of that magnitude has been recorded in this solar system.
But could a solar superflare have once braised the earth, as a
necessary precondition for life?
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Space News from SpaceDaily.com for today
Robots Could Refuel SpySats
Kazakhstan Bans Russian Launches
General Ivachov Warns US On ABM Treaty
Upper Stage Fuel Leak Delays Proton
Jupiter Zaps Galileo With Radiation
Breathing Oxygen Into Primordial Snowballs
Space Station Moved to Avoid Debris
Hubble Resolves Elliptical Galaxy Filled with Blue Stars
NASA Decides to Use Original Polar Lander Site
Russian Rocket Explodes Six Minutes Into Launch
Giant telescope Resolves X-Ray Jet in Nearby Galaxy
Physicist Challenges Speed of Light
SPACE STATION MOVED TO AVOID DEBRIS
NASA controllers raised the orbit of the International Space
Station 1.5 kilometers to avoid potential impact with a piece
of space junk. Readings from NORAD predicted that a spent rocket
booster would pass within 1.4 kilometers of the
station - too close for comfort.
HUBBLE RESOLVES ELLIPTICAL Galaxy FILLED WITH BLUE STARS
The precise imaging of the Hubble Space Telescope allowed
astronomers to resolve incredible detail of the Galaxy M32,
located in the constellation of Andromeda. The images are so
detailed, it's possible to pick out many of the 8,000 blue
stars that make up the galaxy.
NASA DECIDES TO USE ORIGINAL POLAR LANDER SITE
Using new images provided by the Mars Global Surveyor, NASA
engineers had concerns that their choice of landing spot for
the Mars Polar Lander might be too dangerous. But after
further evaluation, the team has decided to stick with their
original location, and take the risk.
RUSSIAN ROCKET EXPLODES SIX MINUTES INTO LAUNCH
A Russian Proton rocket carrying a Lockheed Martin satellite
exploded six minutes after liftoff. Launched from the Baikonur
cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the rocket appears to have failed
when the second stage of the rocket fired. This is the same
rocket scheduled to launch the Zvezda module later this year.
GIANT telescope RESOLVES X-RAY JET IN NEARBY GALAXY
Using many Telescopes to act as a single giant telescope,
astronomers have been able to resolve a mysterious jet at
the center of Galaxy M87 with incredible detail. It's assumed
that the jet is caused by a giant black hole at the galaxy's
core, which spins rapidly, and fires material out in a thin jet.
PHYSICIST CHALLENGES SPEED OF LIGHT
In a recent paper published in the journal physics Letters,
Physicist John Moffat proposes that the speed of light isn't
a constant, as originally concluded by Einstein, and widely
accepted as fact. Moffat theory proposes that the speed of
light has actually slowed down since the Big Bang.
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