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Martian Meteorite is 3.9 Billion Years Old.
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Delta 2 To Launch GPS Sat Wednesday
Martian meteorite is 3.9 Billion Years Old
X-34 Tests Complete for the Year
Delta 2 Launch Threatened By Rainstorm
Venus, Regulus and Crescent Moon in the Morning Sky
MARTIAN meteorite IS 3.9 BILLION YEARS OLD
Scientists at the Johnson Space Center's Planetary Sciences Branch
have recently dated a meteorite that came from Mars to be approximately
3.9 billion years old. It's believed the meteorite was blasted by a
meteor or Comet from Mars 16 million years ago, where it drifted in
space before striking Antarctica 13,000 years ago.
X-34 TESTS COMPLETE FOR THE YEAR
NASA announced that its captive carry flight tests of the X-34
reusable launch vehicle, by strapping to the bottom of an L-1011
airplane, are complete for the year. The most recent test happened
on September 16th, but NASA chose not to announce this until today.
It's hoped that the first powered tests of the vehicle will
happen in mid-2000.
DELTA 2 LAUNCH THREATENED BY RAINSTORM
If everything goes well, an Air Force Delta 2 carrying a $42 million
NAVSTAR Global Positioning System 2R-3 military navigation satellite
will lift off from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday. But thick clouds and
rainstorms are bearing down on the Cape, and may delay the launch
if the cloud cover gets more than 1,300 meters.
VENUS, REGULUS AND CRESCENT Moon IN THE MORNING SKY
If you can get up early enough, and if the skies in your area are
clear, you'll see a beautiful grouping of three of the brightest
objects in the night sky. The planet Venus, the star Regulus, and
a crescent Moon will be gathered together in a tight triangle on
the eastern horizon.
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