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Mars Climate Orbiter Nears Final Destination.
- Chandra Captures Images of supernova Remnants
- Tropical Story Delays Atlas Rocket Launch
- Mars Climate Orbiter Nears Final Destination
- Three New Moons Discovered Around Uranus
- Japanese Rocket Launch Delayed Until November
- NASA Panel to Review Shuttle Maintenance
CHANDRA CAPTURES IMAGES OF supernova REMNANTS
New images released from the Chandra X-ray observatory show detailed
images of remnants of three supernova explosions: G21.5-0.9,
PSR 0540-69, and E0102-72. The closest is only 16,000 light years
away, and shows incredible detail of the expanding cloud of gas and dust.
TROPICAL STORY DELAYS ATLAS ROCKET LAUNCH
Just after Hurricane Floyd passed through the area, bad weather
is continuing to plague Cape Canaveral with Tropical Storm Harvey.
This second storm has further delayed the launch of an Atlas 2AS
rocket carrying an EchoStar 5 TV satellite. The launch has been
tentatively rescheduled for September 22nd.
MARS CLIMATE ORBITER NEARS FINAL DESTINATION
Launched from Earth nine months ago, the Mars Climate Orbiter will
arrive at the Red planet on Thursday. Its first challenge will be
to perform a tricky orbit insertion burn which will break the
spacecraft into a steady orbit around the planet.
THREE NEW MOONS DISCOVERED AROUND URANUS
Using a powerful telescope in Hawaii, Astronomers have discovered
three new moons circling Uranus, bringing the planet's total
to 21 - the most in the solar system. These moons escaped discovery
until now because of their irregular orbits, either widely elliptical
or off the planet's plane of equator.
JAPANESE ROCKET LAUNCH DELAYED UNTIL NOVEMBER
It looks like the launch of a Japanese H-2 rocket carrying the
multifunctional transport satellite, or MTSAT, will be delayed
again - for the fourth time. This further delay is difficult for
the Japanese space agency, which has had more than its share of
delays and technical difficulties.
NASA PANEL TO REVIEW SHUTTLE MAINTENANCE
After the recent wire damage scare, NASA has put together a special
panel to investigate and report on the agency's Space Shuttle maintenance
practices. Their preliminary findings are expected for October.
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