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Deep Space 1 Missed Photo Opportunity with Asteroid.
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Deep Space 1 Cruises By Braille
A Hole In One At 3,800 MPH
New Gas Station Discovered
First Roton Test Flight Successful
- Moon Crash Will Also Help Fulfill Geologist's Last Wish
- Cosmonauts Perform Final Mir Spacewalk
- NASA Confirms Columbia's Fuel Leak
- New extrasolar planet Discovered Around Iota Horologii
- Deep Space 1 Missed Photo Opportunity with Asteroid
- Titan Covered by Oily Oceans
- Kazakhstan-Russian Commission Meets to Discuss Launch Problems
- Lunar Eclipse Doesn't Damage Prospector
MOON CRASH WILL ALSO HELP FULFILL GEOLOGIST'S LAST WISH
Killed in a car crash in Australia in 1997, Gene Shoemaker - co-discoverer
of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet - will have his ashes scattered on the Moon
when the Lunar Prospector crashes in search of water later this week.
COSMONAUTS PERFORM FINAL MIR SPACEWALK
Mir cosmonauts spent nearly 6 hours outside the battered spacestation
installing equipment, and unfolding an antenna. The cosmonauts tested
the potential of the antenna, and then disposed of it in space. They'll
return on August 28th, after which the station will probably remain
vacant until it crashes back to Earth in early 2000.
NASA CONFIRMS COLUMBIA'S FUEL LEAK
With the Space Shuttle Columbia safely on the ground, NASA engineers
have had the opportunity to examine the fuel leak. After an inspection,
they've confirmed three tiny holes in one of the shuttle's engine nozzles.
Although it didn't cause any damage, NASA engineers confirmed that it was
a little too close for comfort.
NEW extrasolar planet DISCOVERED AROUND IOTA HOROLOGII
Astronomers have discovered the newest extrasolar planet orbiting a
sunlike star in Iota Horologii. Twice the size of Jupiter, but with a
similar orbit to the Earth, the planet was discovered by the European
Southern Observatory in Chile.
DEEP SPACE 1 MISSED PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH ASTEROID
NASA's advanced Deep Space 1 probe missed its chance to catch pictures
of asteroid Braille when it passed only 10 miles away. The spacecraft's
auto-navigation system lost track of the asteroid's target at the last
minute, and it only caught photos of open space.
TITAN COVERED BY OILY OCEANS
Recent photographs from the Keck observatory at Hawaii have revealed
oceans of liquid hydrocarbons on Saturn's Moon Titan - including many
found on Earth before life developed. When it reaches Saturn in 2004,
the Cassini spacecraft will drop a probe onto the surface of Titan to
accurately determine the composition of its oceans.
KAZAKHSTAN-RUSSIAN COMMISSION MEETS TO DISCUSS LAUNCH PROBLEMS
A joint commission of Russian and Kazakhstan officials met today to
try and iron out their recent problems. After its recent ban of all
launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome, the Kazakhstan government has
wanted more control and a larger revenue share of Russian space launches.
LUNAR ECLIPSE DIDN'T DAMAGE PROSPECTOR
Although it was a serious concern to NASA engineers, Lunar Prospector
didn't suffer any damage when it passed into a partial lunar
eclipse - away from the Sun's power to recharge its batteries.
Prospector will crash onto the moon's surface on Saturday in
the hope of discovering ice.
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