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Possible Discovery of Extrasolar Earth-Sized Planet.


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- Possible Discovery of Extrasolar Earth-Sized Planet

- Hurricane Endangers Shuttle Fleet

- Senate Prepares to Debate NASA Budget Cuts

POSSIBLE DISCOVERY OF EXTRASOLAR EARTH-SIZED PLANET

Using a process of examining stars called a "gravitational lensing effect",

astronomers at Mount Stromlo Observatory in Australia and the Mount John

Observatory in New Zealand have discovered what they believe is an

earth-sized planet orbiting a distant star.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_446000/446360.stm

HURRICANE ENDANGERS SHUTTLE FLEET

As it approaches the Florida coast Hurricane Floyd has NASA officials a

little worried. All four Space Shuttle are in buildings designed to

withstand 170-200 kph, and forecasters are expecting Floyd will clock

in at over 240 kph. And it's bearing right down on the Kennedy Space

Center which contains the shuttles. NASA is scrambling to evacuate

its teams and protect the fleet.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/311177.asp

http://www.flatoday.com/space/today/091399g.htm

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/09/13a.html

SENATE PREPARES TO DEBATE NASA BUDGET CUTS

NASA's budget is up for debate by a Senate appropriations committee

on Wednesday. The proposed cuts will shrink NASA's budget

by approximately $1 billion.

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/09/13b.html



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