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Mars Express Budget Approved.
- Hubble Finds Gravitational Lens
- Chinese Planning Manned Launch
- Mars Express Budget Approved
- SETI@home Will be Ready Monday For Windows/Mac
HUBBLE FINDS GRAVITATIONAL LENS
The Hubble Space Telescope has found a series of gravitational
lenses - caused when the gravity of a massive object focuses the
light of an object behind it. The lenses can take the shape of
strange patterns, arcs, rings and crosses, and can be used by
astronomers to calculate universe parameters.
CHINESE PLANNING MANNED LAUNCH
The Chinese Space Agency is planning to join other countries in sending
astronauts into orbit. Official announcements claim that development
of its space program is well ahead of schedule, with an unmanned launch
as early as next year, with a manned launch shortly after.
MARS EXPRESS BUDGET APPROVED
A five-year budget for an unmanned probe to Mars has been approved
by European Governments. Equipped with a series of scientific instruments,
the spacecraft will help determine if Mars has water - and with it, the
possibility of life.
SETI@HOME WILL BE READY MONDAY FOR WINDOWS/MAC
It's been over a month since the UNIX version of SETI@home was released
to an initial group of 12,000 volunteers. Now Windows and Mac users will
be able to join the search when the software is released on these
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